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By Suarezianism is meant the trend of thought in Catholic Scholasticism which derives from the Spanish Jesuit Francisco Suarez (1548—1617). Suarez taught philosophy (1571—74) and theology (till his death in 1617) in Segovia, Valladolid, Rome, Alcalá, Salamanca, and Coimbra (from 1597). His works (26 volumes in the Vivès edition) had a considerable influence even on his con­temporaries. Jesuit professors were quick to adopt him as their master, though he was never officially appointed or recommended as such. His philosophical writing (Disputations Metaphysicae [1597]) became …

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José Gómez Caffarena, “Suarezianism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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