Scholasticism - Nature and Approaches
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Part of Scholasticism:

1. Nature and Approaches

2. Evolution

Scholasticism is a philosophy, theology and jurisprudence which in the Middle Ages stood for all known science. From the 7th century on, scholasticism developed through the stages of pre-scholasticism and early scholasticism to the classical period of the 12th and 13th centuries, setting up then a tradition lasting for seven hundred years, down to the present day. Post-classical or later scholasticism again reached high-points in Baroque schola…

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Eberhard Simons, “Scholasticism - Nature and Approaches”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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