Thomas of Sutton

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Thomas of Sutton[1] (died after 1315) was an English Dominican theologian, an early Thomist.[2]

He was ordained as deacon in 1274 by Walter Giffard, and joined the Dominicans in the 1270s; he may have been a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford before that. He became doctor of theology in 1282.[3]


He wrote a large number of works, in some of which he opposed Duns Scotus.[4]

The following works are among those authored by him:

  • Commentarium in IV sententiarum libros
  • Contra pluralitatem formarum
  • De productione formae substantialis
  • Liber propugnatorius contra I Sent. Duns Scoti
  • Super IV librum Sent. Duns Scoti
  • Contra Quodlibeta Joh. Duns Scoti
  • Contra librum primum et quartum commentarii Oxoniensis Johannis Duns Scoti
  • Contra I-III lib. Sent. Roberti Cowton
  • Impugnat. Aegidium Romanum
  • De ente et essentia
  • Quaestiones disputatae
  • Quaestiones ordinariae
  • Quodlibeta
  • Sermones


  • Pierre Mandonnet (editor) (1927), Contra pluralitatem formarum
  • B. Hechich (1958), De Immaculata Conceptione Beatae Mariae Virginis secundum Thomas de Sutton O.P. et Robertus Cowton O.F.M.
  • Johannes Schneider (ed.) (1977), Thomas de Sutton, Quaestiones ordinariae, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • P. Osmund Lewry, Two Continuators of Aquinas: Robertus de Vulgarbia and Thomas Sutton on the Perihermeneias of Aristotle, Mediaeval Studies 43 (1981), 58-130.
  • G. Prouvost, Thomas de Sutton contre Gilles de Rome. La question de l'être: le conflit des interprétations chez les premiers thomistes (XIIIe-XIVe s.), Revue Thomiste 95 (1995), 417-429.
  • Mark D. Gossiaux, Thomas of Sutton and the Real Distinction between Essence and Existence, Modern Schoolman 83 (2006), 263-84.


  1. ^ Thomas de Sutton, Thomas de Suttona, Thomas de Sutona, Thomas de Suthona, Thomas Anglicus.
  2. ^ Gyula Klima, Thomas of Sutton on the Nature of the Intellective Soul and the Thomistic Theory of Being
  3. ^ The History of the University of Oxford (1984), p. 466.
  4. ^ Hester Goodenough Gelber, It Could Have Been Otherwise: Contingency and Necessity in Dominican (2004),p. 34.

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