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Thomas Aquinas
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exceedingly influential philosopher who greatly furthered Catholic reconciliation of faith and reason (1225-1274)
  • So Mr. Casaubon's patience held out further, and when after all it turned out that the head of Saint Thomas Aquinas would be more perfect if another sitting could be had, it was granted for the morrow.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (91% in)
  • The respect was not diminished when Naumann, after drawing Will aside for a moment and looking, first at a large canvas, then at Mr. Casaubon, came forward again and said— "My friend Ladislaw thinks you will pardon me, sir, if I say that a sketch of your head would be invaluable to me for the St. Thomas Aquinas in my picture there.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (90% in)
  • The result of all was so far from displeasing to Mr. Casaubon, that he arranged for the purchase of the picture in which Saint Thomas Aquinas sat among the doctors of the Church in a disputation too abstract to be represented, but listened to with more or less attention by an audience above.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (92% in)
  • And Thomas Aquinas is not fond of him.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (54% in)

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