Why is Thomas Aquinas important?
Thomas Aquinas was one influential philosopher and theologian from early to late 1200s. An Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, the Aquinas attached to his name is not his surname. Aquinas is actually the Latin version of of Aquino, which refers to his birth place. Thomas of Aquino was born on 1225 to Count Landulf of Aquino’s castle and Theodora Countess of Theate. At a young age pf 19, Thomas decided to join the Dominican Order, where even at the start of his chosen career; a lot of tribulations have already come his way. After being a full pledged Dominican friar in 1244, Thomas Aquinas had great interest in Metaphysics, Logic, Mind, Epistemology, Ethics, Politics but focused on the study of his faith and somehow coupled with theories of philosophy. Renowned as the Doctor of the Church, Thomas Aquinas was venerated in Roman Catholic Church Anglican Communion and his shrine now stands at the Church of the Jacobins, Toulouse, France.
Thomas Aquinas became richly famous for his theologian work entitled Summa Theologia. In this literary piece of work, an in-depth discussion regarding faith and Jesus Christ is imminently discussed. In this magnificent work, he explained the interplay of logic and faith that are evidently harmonized in the context of theologico-philosophical system. This made Thomas Aquinas one great important individual. His major contributions of recognizing the sense of perception as a central character in human cognition paved the way for God’s existence to be duly recognized and understood. In his book, Summa Theologia, he presented five fruitful and effective ways that God truly exists. He evidently based his writings from the facts of change, causation, contingency, variation and purpose, which led him to one of the most important people in the world, even this time.