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The Accomplishments Of Thomas Aquinas Essay

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Have you ever walked 9000 miles? Well Thomas Aquinas did on his travels across Europe. Thomas had a complex childhood and a complex career. Thomas Aquinas has many achievements/accomplishments. History would be totally different without St.Thomas Aquinas. There would be no common law and the United States Government would not be the same without the common law.

Aquinas was born around 1225 in Roccasecca, which is located in Italy today. He was born right after the death of Francis of Assisi. Thomas was from an even richer family than Francis. Thomas had eight siblings, and was the youngest child. His family was low nobility. Before thomas’s birth his mother was told by a holy hermit that her son would achieve unequal sanctity. Following his fate...at the age of five he was sent to a monastery to preach the word of god. Thomas stayed at this monastery until age ten. Until political climate forced his return to Naples. Thomas spent his next five years finishing his education at Naples. Thomas started college at ten years old! Aquinas became drawn to religious learning. He also studied Aristotle's works. Thomas wanted to figure out the relationship between religion and science, he was also a Christian. St.Thomas was one of the few boys to not pursue a military career.

In 1250 Thomas Aquinas was ordained in Germany, and went on to teach Theology in Paris. He was underestimated at first and was even called “a dumb ox” by his own professor! Although Thomas’s future didn't look good, he received his doctrine which boomed throughout the World. Under St.Albert the Great, St.Thomas earned his doctorate in theology. Thomas proved himself an extraordinary scholar. After his education Thomas devoted his life to traveling, writing, teaching, public speaking and preaching. St.Thomas Aquinas states that there are five ways he can prove the existence of God. Five ways were 1) observing movement in the world as proof of God, the “Immovable Motor"; 2) observing cause and effect and identifying God as the cause of everything; 3) concluding that the impermanent nature of...

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