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SUMMA THEOLOGICA PART I ( Thomas Aquinas

SUMMA THEOLOGICA PART I (

Thomas Aquinas

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From the PROLOGUE:Because the Master of Catholic Truth ought not only to teach theproficient, but also to instruct beginners (according to the Apostle:As Unto Little Ones in Christ, I Gave You Milk to Drink, Not Meat--1 Cor. iii. 1, 2)--we purposeMoreFrom the PROLOGUE:Because the Master of Catholic Truth ought not only to teach theproficient, but also to instruct beginners (according to the Apostle:As Unto Little Ones in Christ, I Gave You Milk to Drink, Not Meat--1 Cor. iii. 1, 2)--we purpose in this book to treat of whateverbelongs to the Christian Religion, in such a way as may tend to theinstruction of beginners. We have considered that students in thisScience have not seldom been hampered by what they have found written by other authors, partly on account of the multiplication of useless questions, articles, and arguments- partly also because those things that are needful for them to know are not taught according to the order of the subject-matter, but according as the plan of the book might require, or the occasion of the argument offer- partly, too, because frequent repetition brought weariness and confusion to the minds of the readers.Endeavoring to avoid these and other like faults, we shall try, byGods help, to set forth whatever is included in this Sacred Scienceas briefly and clearly as the matter itself may allow.***The contents include among other subjects:The Nature and Extent of Sacred DoctrineThe Existence of GodOn the Simplicity of GodThe Perfection of GodOf Goodness in GeneralThe Goodness of GodThe Infinity of GodThe Existence of God in ThingsThe Immutability of GodThe Eternity of GodThe Unity of GodHow God Is Known by UsThe Names of GodOf Gods KnowledgeOf IdeasOf TruthConcerning FalsityThe Life of GodThe Will of GodGods LoveThe Justice and Mercy of GodThe Providence of GodOf PredestinationThe Book of LifeThe Power of GodOf the Divine BeatitudeThe Procession of the Divine PersonsThe Divine RelationsThe Divine PersonsThe Plurality of Persons in GodOf What Belongs to the Unity or Plurality in GodThe Knowledge of the Divine PersonsOf the Person of the FatherOf the Person of the SonOf the ImageOf the Person of the Holy GhostOf the Name of the Holy Ghost--LoveOf the Name of the Holy Ghost, as GiftOf the Persons in Relation to the EssenceOf the Persons as Compared to the Relations or PropertiesOf the Persons in Reference to the Notional ActsOf Equality and Likeness Among the Divine PersonsThe Mission of the Divine PersonsTREATISE ON THE CREATIONThe Procession of Creatures from God, and of the First Causeof All ThingsThe Mode of Emanation of Things from the First PrincipleOf the Beginning of the Duration of CreaturesOf the Distinction of Things in GeneralThe Distinction of Things in ParticularThe Cause of EvilTREATISE ON THE ANGELSOf the Substance of the Angels Absolutely ConsideredOf the Angels in Comparison with BodiesOf the Angels in Relation to PlaceOf the Local Movement of the AngelsOf the Knowledge of the AngelsOf the Medium of the Angelic KnowledgeOf the Angels Knowledge of Immaterial ThingsOf the Angels Knowledge of Material ThingsOf the Mode of the Angelic KnowledgeThe Will of the AngelsOf the Love or Dilection of the AngelsOf the Production of the Angels in the Order of Natural BeingOf the Perfection of the Angels in the Order of Grace and ofGlory