Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) and Rodrigo Arriaga (1592-1667) on the state of innocence and community

Recent scholarship on late-scholastic thought has stressed a Jesuit discontinuity from Thomism. While Aquinas’ Aristotelian thesis located the political sphere in the state of innocence, Jesuit thought on community forma
Recent scholarship on late-scholastic thought has stressed a Jesuit discontinuity from Thomism. While Aquinas’ Aristotelian thesis located the political sphere in the state of innocence, Jesuit thought on community formation is said to have referred to ‘fallen’ and ‘pure’ nature. In this piece, I trace one particular narrative: In the hypothetical, lasting state of innocence (if original sin had not occurred), Aquinas identified the political community, but not the institution of the sacraments. Two celebrated Jesuit scholastics, Francisco Suárez and Rodrigo Arriaga, challenged the latter claim and defended the naturalness of spiritual alongside temporal power. This effectively allowed them to connect ‘nature’ to ‘utility’ and ‘necessity’ without tying their claims to the supernatural teleology. To them, the state of innocence remained relevant for politics, albeit in a way that challenged the Thomist account.
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Author:Christoph P. Haar
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-328989
Parent Title (German):LOEWE-Schwerpunkt "Außergerichtliche und gerichtliche Konfliktlösung" : Arbeitspapier = LOEWE research focus "Extrajudicial and judicial conflict resolution" : working paper ; 14
Series (Serial Number):LOEWE-Schwerpunkt "Außergerichtliche und gerichtliche Konfliktlösung" : Arbeitspapier = LOEWE research focus "Extrajudicial and judicial conflict resolution" : working paper (14)
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/28
Date of first Publication:2014/01/28
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2014/03/04
Tag:Aquinas; Arriaga; Frühneuzeit; Naturzustand; Spätscholastik; Suárez; Thomismus
Aquinas; Arriaga; Suárez; Thomism; late scholastic; state of innocence; state of nature
Pagenumber:18
First Page:1
Last Page:18
HeBIS PPN:349091730
Institutes:LOEWE-Schwerpunkt Außergerichtliche und gerichtliche Konfliktlösung
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophie und Psychologie
300 Sozialwissenschaften
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
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