Summists, or Summistse
Summists, or Summistse a name given to those scholastic divines of the Middle Ages who propounded their dogmas in works called Summae Theologiae. This name was first adopted from the Summa Universe Theologiae of Alexander Hales, whose renown was eclipsed by that of Albertus Magnus. He was, in turn, surpassed by his disciple Thomas Aquinas, who published his famous work on divinity under the title of Summin Totius Theologiae, and thereby greatly lowered the estimation in which the Book of Sentences, written by Peter Lombard, was held. See Van Oosterzee, Christ. Dogmat. 1, 32.