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1. Definition, eras, and main currents: a) In the abstract, the principal theme of scholasticism (from Lat. schola, ‘school’) may be regarded to be the relationship between ‘reason’ and ‘Christian faith,’ or, better, the tension between the principles of faith and the requirements of rationality. A comprehensive material definition understands scholasticism as the totality of the sciences esta…

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Hartmann, Stefan, “Scholasticism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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