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The Summa Against the Gentiles


Thomas Aquinas

1225 CE – 1274 CE

The youngest son of the noble d’Aquino family, Thomas was born in 1224/25 at the castle of Roccasecca in southern Italy and raised nearby at Monte Cassino Abbey in preparation for a traditional monastic career. After warfare in the region affected the Abbey in 1239, Thomas was sent by his parents to continue his studies at Naples.

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