Abstract and Keywords
There are good reasons for thinking that Thomism (inspired by Thomas Aquinas), or at least a certain kind of Thomism, was undercut by the Second Vatican Council. Thomist categories are used sparingly and Thomist metaphysics hardly features. And yet a number of factors have enabled Thomism to renew itself in the post-conciliar Church. The persistence of institutions within which Thomism is taught, the vitality of recent historical studies on Thomas Aquinas, the renewal of a specifically theological interest in Thomas, and the persistent utility of Thomas in the exploration of the relationship between faith and reason have enabled Thomism to flourish.
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