451. Division. -- As in the previous period, so now, the Thomist (§ 2), Terminist (§ 4) and Scotist (§ 5) schools drew the vast majority of scholastics. From the middle of the sixteenth century there appeared in addition some secondary schools (§ 6). But the great, leading event in this period of the annals of scholasticism is the brilliant outburst of the Spanish Renaissance (§ 3). A final section will deal with the attitude of the scholastics of the seventeenth century towards the new scientific discoveries (§ 7).
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