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Scholasticism
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1. Basic Features

1.1. Term

The term “Scholasticism” designates a distinctive approach to the whole intellectual endeavor of human beings, an approach that took shape in the urban schools and (later) universities of the West beginning in the 11th century. Scholasticism is thus an original and characteristic product of medieval Western culture. By the time the major universities of the West (esp. Paris, Oxford, and Bologna) were well established in the 13t…

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Marshall, Bruce D., “Scholasticism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.32>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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