Icon of Saint Thomas Aquinas


Hand painted icon of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – March 7, 1274) who was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio, Italy. Among other things, he was a prominent proponent of natural theology and the father of a school of thought (encompassing both theology and philosophy) known as Thomism. He argued that God is the source of both the light of natural reason and the light of faith. His commentaries on Scripture and on Aristotle form an important part of his body of work.

Thomas Aquinas’ influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory.

Written with traditional icon methodology by parishioner Bonnie Fairbanks.

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Dimensions 7 × 9 in

Handpainted Wood


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