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The term Neoscholasticism appears (as Ger. Neuscholastik) after the middle of the 19th century (J. Frohschammer) as a keyword in the dispute between the Ultramontane school of thought (Ultramontanism) and German Catholic university theology; it denotes a return to the Scholasticism of the 13th century, i.e. to a theology conducted with the methods of philosophy (understood as ancilla theologiae) and based on positive revelation (V). It seems certain that Neoscholasticism originated in Italy, where church institutes in Piacenza, Naples, a…

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Weiß, Otto, “Neoscholasticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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