IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1319: Thomism and Heresy

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Moderator/Chair:Matthew Treherne, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies - Italian / Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1319-aThomas Aquinas on Heresy
(Language: English)
Vera Stepinova, Katedra filozofie a patrologie, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Abstract

This session explores heresy in the writings of Thomas Aquinas and the use of his work in various contexts.

Paper -a:
I would like to demonstrate that according to Aquinas a heresy is contradictory in itself. The proof will be based on the relation of the science’s truth with the revealed First truth which is a key for understanding of the whole universe. To fight heresy rightly is possible only by the means of disputation. This is due to the fact of the conscience of heretics which heretics are compelled to obey.
By comparing Aquinas with Albert Magnus and Augustinian tradition I would like to demonstrate Aquinas personal approach to heresy and the differences which set his approach apart from the preceding tradition.