List of Catholic philosophers and theologians

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This is a list of Catholic philosophers and theologians whose Catholicism is important to their works. The names are ordered by date of birth in order to give a rough sense of influence between thinkers.


Ancient (born before 500 A.D.)

Early Medieval (born between 600 A.D and 1100 A.D)

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High Medieval (born between 1100 A.D and 1450 A.D)

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Thomas Aquinas

Renaissance and Early Modern (born between 1450 A.D and 1750 A.D)

Erasmus Holbein-erasmus.jpg
Rene Descartes Frans Hals - Portret van Rene Descartes.jpg
René Descartes

Late Modern (born between 1750 A.D and 1900 A.D)

Portrait of Newman by John Everett Millais, 1881 John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt.jpg
Portrait of Newman by John Everett Millais, 1881
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Max Scheler
Stein in 1938 or 1939 Edith Stein (ca. 1938-1939).jpg
Stein in 1938 or 1939

Twentieth and Twenty-first Century

Mortimer J. Adler Mortimer Adler.jpg
Mortimer J. Adler
Joseph Ratzinger Joseph Ratzinger.jpg
Joseph Ratzinger
Alasdair MacIntyre in 2009 Alasdair MacIntyre.jpg
Alasdair MacIntyre in 2009

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