Compendium of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas: Pars Prima, Part 1

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Thomas Baker, 1906 - Theology - 310 pages
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Page ix - Therefore sacred doctrine is not a matter of argument. On the contrary, The Scripture says that a bishop should embrace that faithful word which is according to doctrine, that he may be able to exhort in sound doctrine and to convince the gainsayers (Tit.
Page 7 - ... vaster spiritual powers. 80. — EVIDENCE FROM THE STRUCTURE OF LIVING THINGS The evidence is drawn, in the main, from the structure and behaviour of living organisms, animal and plant. Its main drift is accurately and succinctly stated by Aquinas * Dialogues on Natural Religion, Pt. XII. thus : " Some things are without understanding, yet they work for an end, because often or always they work in the same way to obtain the best end ; hence it is evident that they attain the end not by chance...
Page 308 - RICHARD CLAY & SONS, LIMITED, BREAD STREET HILL, EC, AND BUNGAY, SUFFOLK. EDITOR'S NOTE CHARLES KINGSLEY'S book, " The Heroes," was not written in Eversley Rectory, but in a house in the neighbourhood.
Page 185 - ... operations in different degrees of living things, that whereby we primarily perform each of all these vital actions is the soul. For the soul is the primary principle of our nourishment, sensation, and local movement; and likewise of our understanding. Therefore this principle by which we primarily understand, whether it be called the intellect or the intellectual soul, is the form of the body.
Page 185 - We must assert that the intellect which is the principle of intellectual operation is the form of the human body. For that whereby primarily anything acts is a form of the thing to which the act is to be attributed...
Page 76 - God is only by relation of origin, as stated above (,3), while relation in God is not as an accident in a subject, but is the divine essence itself; and so it is subsistent, for the divine essence subsists. Therefore, as the Godhead is God so the divine paternity is God the Father, Who is a divine person. Therefore a divine person signifies a relation as subsisting.
Page 114 - Creation signified actively means the divine action, which is God's essence, with a relation to the creature. But in God relation to the creature is not a real relation, but only a relation of...
Page 22 - GOD is present in all things, not as part of their essence, or as an accident, but as...
Page 34 - Therefore the aforesaid names signify the divine substance, but in an imperfect manner, even as creatures represent it imperfectly. So when we say, "God is good," the meaning is not, "God is the cause of goodness...
Page v - Philosophy a contemporary writer says it was 'professedly the philosophy of common sense and common language which by reason of its child-like directness and simplicity departed as little as possible from the fundamental conceptions common to all philosophies...

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