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Francisco de Vitoria
A discussion regarding Francisco de Vitoria and his influence and role in the history of the Catholic Church.
# 96697 | 1,519 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper introduces, discusses and analyzes the life of Francisco de Vitoria. According to the paper, Francisco de Vitoria was extremely influential in the Catholic Church as a jurist and for his "just war theory," which questioned the inhumane treatment of natives in North and South America after Columbus' discovery of the New World. The paper reports that as an educator, philosopher, and theologian, Francisco de Vitoria is known as the "father of international and natural law".

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Capizzi, Joseph E. "The Children of God: Natural Slavery in the Thought of Aquinas and Vitoria." Theological Studies 63.1 (2002): 31+.
  • Editors. "Vitoria." Oregon State University. 2006. 17 Jan. 2007.<>
  • Schroeder, Joseph. "Francis of Vittoria." Catholic Encyclopedia. 2006. 17 Jan. 2007.<>
  • Scott, James Brown. The Spanish Origin of International Law. Oxford, England: The Clarendon Press, 1934.
  • Vitoria, Francisco de. Reflection on Homicide & Commentary on Summa Theologiae Iia-Iiae Q. 64 (Thomas Aquinas). Trans. John P. Doyle. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1997.

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