James Arthur (d.1670?)

James Arthur (d.1670?)

Arthur was born in Limerick and became a Dominican based at the abbey of St Stephen in Salamanca ,where he became a professor of theology.  Having taught there for many years, he moved to Coimbra.  When Portugal was annexed to Spain in 1640, an oath was imposed on all the professoriate to defend the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception; Arthur refused and was hence expelled.  He returned to Lisbon and began work on a ten-volume commentary on Aquinas’ Summa; however, only the first two were printed.




1.     Commentaria in totam fere S. Thomae de Aquino Summam, 2 vols., Lisbon(?), 1665.

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