Scholasticism

Scholasticism is the dominant western Christian theological and philosophical school of the Middle Ages. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Scholasticism as “a philosophical movement dominant in western Christian civilization from the 9th until the 17th century and combining religious dogma with the mystical and intuitional tradition of patristic philosophy especially of St. Augustine and later with Aristotelianism.” According to Dictionary of Philosophy, “it is the university philosophy; academic philosophy: philosophy of the kind cultivated in the schools i.e. the medieval Christian universities (Mautner, 558).” The Middle Ages is marked by the influence of Christianity and many of the philosophers of the period were greatly concerned with proving the existence of God and reconciling Christianity with… Read More

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