Dictionary/Ecclesiastical/Duns Scotus (Blessed)
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Duns Scotus (JOHN) (1274-1308). Scotch philosopher, the great light of the Franciscans. He was the glorious defender of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, a doctrine of which his Order was ever the champion. Although dying before his fortieth year, his works comprise twelve folio volumes. For his polemical acuteness, he was called the "Subtle Doctor" (Doctor subtilis). The "Scotists" regarded him as their leader in the disputations with the "Thomists."
|Note: Duns Scotus was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 20 March 1993.|