List of Catholic philosophers and theologians

This is a list of Catholic philosophers and theologians whose Catholicism is important to their works. The names are ordered by date of birth in order to give a rough sense of influence between thinkers.

Ancient (born before 500 A.D.)[edit]

Early Medieval (born between 600 A.D and 1100 A.D)[edit]

High Medieval (born between 1100 A.D and 1450 A.D)[edit]

Thomas Aquinas

Renaissance and Early Modern (born between 1450 A.D and 1789 A.D)[edit]

René Descartes

Late Modern (born between 1750 A.D and 1900 A.D)[edit]

Portrait of Newman by John Everett Millais, 1881
Max Scheler
Stein in 1938 or 1939

Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century[edit]

Joseph Ratzinger
Alasdair MacIntyre in 2009

See also[edit]