Thomas Aquinas. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism.
His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived in development or refutation of his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory. Unlike many currents in the Church of the time, Thomas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotle — whom he referred to as "the Philosopher" — and attempted to synthethise Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity. The works for which he is best known are the Summa Theologica and the Summa contra Gentiles. His commentaries on Sacred Scripture and on Aristotle are an important part of his body of work. Furthermore, Thomas is distinguished for his eucharistic hymns, which form a part of the Church's liturgy. Also honored as a Doctor of the Church, Thomas is considered the Church's greatest theologian and philosopher. Biography Thomas Aquinas on Mnemonics and Study. A letter by Aquinas to Brother John on How to Study Thomas Aquinas' article in the Summa on memory technique More sites on Memory Techniques A site that sells Tony Buzan’s products (computer programs and videos).
Tony Buzan invented the “mind-map” technique. There are lots of links on that site. (Some of the links below are probably not available anymore, but try if you want.) This is a very good site I found on memory techniques. TMI Research: Human Memory A paper on some advanced techniques to aid memory. PLU - Student Learning Center - Memory Techniques A few very concise tips on memory and study from a university study center. Memory Bank - Study Aid Manual If you want to buy some memory software, maybe find out more about this. Augustine of Hippo. Fathers of the Church. 0Google + 0Delicious Description: The content of Augustine’s sermons is rich and varied, embraces all the themes of Scripture and the liturgy and serves as a valuable commentary on the great dogmatic and exegetical works.
They are a model of popular eloquence which is at the same time clear yet profound, lively and incisive, direct and effective. (Agostino Trapè) Sermon 93 is on Matthew 25:1: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to ten virgins.” Provenance:Augustine’s Sermons are the fruit of a career of preaching which continued without interruption for almost forty years. By Augustine of Hippo in Uncertain | translated by R. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Augustine’s Confessions and the Harmony of Faith and Reason. Pope Benedict XVI dramatically underscored the importance of St.
Augustine of Hippo (354-430) recently. In a series of general audiences dedicated to the Church fathers, Benedict devoted one or two audiences to luminaries such as St. Justin Martyr, St. Basil, and St. Jerome, while dedicating five to Augustine. The relationship between faith and reason has a significant place in Augustine’s vast corpus. This is a key issue and theme in Augustine’s Confessions, his profound and influential account of his search for meaning and conversion to Christianity. Falsehoods about Faith There are, as we all know, many distorted and shallow concepts of faith, reason, and the differences between the two. For many people today the source of reason and object of faith is their own intellectual power. "Belief, in fact" the Thomistic philosopher Etienne Gilson remarked in The Christian Philosophy of Saint Augustine, "is simply thought accompanied by assent" (27). St Augustine of Hippo. If Augustine were alive: Augustine's ... - Theodore Tack.
Teresa of Ávila. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author of the Counter Reformation and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer.
She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross. In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV and on 27 September 1970, was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography (The Life of Teresa of Jesus) and her seminal work El Castillo Interior (trans.: The Interior Castle) are an integral part of Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work, Camino de Perfección (trans.: The Way of Perfection).
Early life Activities as reformer ST. JOHN OF AVILA AND ST. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN TO BE PROCLAIMED DOCTORS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH. Vatican City, 27 May 2012 (VIS) - After celebrating Mass this morning in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Regina Coeli with pilgrims gathered in St.