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  • noun historical A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, Franciscan scholar, who maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology in opposition to the Thomists.


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  • It would seem that this account of the trial of the angels is more in accordance with what is known as the Scotist doctrine on the motives of the Incarnation than with the Thomist view, that the Incarnation was occasioned by the sin of our first parents.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery 1840-1916 1913

  • The Scotist position offers an interesting perspective on the creation of the world.

    Hopkins and Scotus Fred 2008

  • Yet for the Scotist, the relationship of creation to the creator lodged also, mediately, in the Word- made- flesh, in Jesus Christ, for he was the rationale, the raison-d'etre of the rest of creation.

    Hopkins and Scotus Fred 2008

  • He found the company of Scotist and Thomist theologians, eager to criticize his reform-minded friend Colet and suspicious of anyone who studied the language of the schismatic Greeks, tiring.

    Desiderius Erasmus Nauert, Charles 2008

  • Indeed, it seems that Marchia was perhaps less of a Scotist than any of the other continental Franciscans active between Peter Auriol and the Black Death.

    Francis of Marchia Schabel, Christopher 2008

  • Scotus deleted this rule, based on the Aristotelian axiom of the necessity of the present, and later theories accepted the Scotist revision.

    Medieval Theories of Modality Knuuttila, Simo 2008

  • «In all Catholic theology, of course, Scotist, Thomist, or other, the divine act of creation had to be explained as something exercised through the eternal Son or Word: 'Without him nothing was made that was made' John 1:3.

    Hopkins and Scotus Fred 2008

  • Most recent research has proven that Marchia generally rejected or severely modified John Duns Scotus's doctrines, rather than followed them, even in the specific contexts like Trinitarian theology where he was claimed to have been a loyal Scotist (Friedman 1999).

    Francis of Marchia Schabel, Christopher 2008

  • What Thomist or Scotist theologian can venture to assert seriously that he goes on sure grounds?

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • He was known as the Doctor Subtilis, or Subtle Doctor, for the acuteness of his reasoning, and his thought has had a significant influence even to the present day for example, John Henry Newman was a Scotist, a topic that is dealt with in the wonderful book, The Keen Delight.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Interviews with a Muslim 2007


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