Balmes, Jaime Luciano

5kb gif New Catholic Dictionary illustration for the article 'Jaime Luciano Balmes' (1810-1848) Priest and philosopher, born Vich, Spain; died there. He was educated at Vich and at Cervera. His Fundamental Philosophy, an exposition of Saint Thomas's system in the light of 19th-century intellectual conditions, won for him a place among the philosophers of modern times. Protestantism Compared with Catholicism in Their Relations with European Civilization (1844), a reply to Guizot's History of Civilization in Europe, is a philosophy of Christianity, with a critical analysis of the basic principles and influence of the two systems of religion.

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