SUAREZ Francisco (Surez Francisco)( Catholic theologian and philosopher, the representative of the so-called Baroque scholasticism.)
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Biography SUAREZ Francisco (Surez Francisco)
He was born, apparently, Jan. 5, 1548 in Granada. In 1561 enrolled at the University of Salamanca, where he studied canon law. June 16, 1564 became a member of the Society of Jesus, because of poor health, and (as it seemed to the Jesuits), the lack of talent, he was admitted on probation. From 1571 he taught philosophy at the Jesuit Collegium in Segovia, in 1576-1580 - theology Collegium Valladolid, lectured on the sum of theology of Thomas Aquinas in Segovia and Avila. In 1580 he was invited to teach theology at the Jesuit College in Rome - famous Grigorianum.
In 1585, Suarez was replaced by his compatriot and fellow of the Order, Gabriel Vö¦zquez, in kolegiume Alcalö¦, and Vazquez replaced him in Rome. Six years later, when Vazquez returned to Alcalö¦, Suarez, again having experienced bouts of illness, asked for his translation of Salamanca and left Alcala (1593). Salamanca Suarez revised and supplemented its comments to the sum of theology and worked on his famous work Metaphysical disputatsii (Disputationes metaphysicae).
Suarez resumed the teaching of theology in 1597 at University of Coimbra in Portugal, and stayed there until 1615, when a teacher left. During this period he participated in a fierce philosophical debate on the issue of 'assistance of divine grace' (De auxiliis divinae gratiae), and lectured, . explaining his treatise Tractatus de legibus (Treatise on the Law), . on the difference of natural and international law,
Suarez is one of the major Western philosophers and theologians. His Metaphysical disputatsii had a profound influence on later scholasticism. Suarez died in Lisbon on Sept. 25, 1617.