Blessed John Duns Scotus-8 November 2016

Blessed John Duns Scotus

Zespol koscielno-klasztorny ojcow Franciszkanow Przemysl 9
Statue of John Duns Scotus. Franciscan Church in Przemyśl
Saint of the Day for November 8

(c. 1266 – November 8, 1308)

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Defender of the Immaculate Conception 

Here you will find a brief biography of Bl. John Duns Scotus, Franciscan Priest and Theologian of the Thirteenth Century. Next to St. Bonaventure, Bl. John is perhaps the most important and influential theologian in the history of the Franciscan Order. He was the founder of the Scotistic School in Theology, and until the time of the French Revolution his thought dominated the Roman Catholic faculties of theology in nearly all the major universities of Europe. He is chiefly known for his theology on the Absolute Kingship of Jesus Christ, the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his philosophic refutation of evolution.

A Table of Contents:

The Birth and Childhood of Bl. John Duns Scotus
The Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Bl. John
Bl. John’s Accomplishments at the University of Oxford
Bl. John’s Defense of Mary’s Immaculate Conception
Bl. John’s Death and Beatification [ go here for the complete article]

Source: Blessed John Duns Scotus