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A. "SEPARATE ingredients" AND lOR" ANGELS"? it truly is fascinating to notice that, in an expressly theological treatise comparable to the Summa theologiae, St. Thomas commonly makes use of the time period "angel", instead of "separate substance"; whereas in works with a much less specific theological cause - e. g. the Summa contra gentiles and the De substantiis separatis 1 - he typically prefers the time period "separate substance". yet at any cost there's little question that the 2 phrases, "separate sub­ stance" and "angel" have a undeniable interchangeability and equivalence within the works of St. Thomas. In different phrases, "the separate substance" is similar to "the angel, insofar as its life and attributes are knowable via human cause alone". And this has led Karl Barth 2 to cost that St. Thomas' angelology is basically a philosophical presenta­ tion, with little relevance to theology. 1 we'd say that those works are "philosophical" insofar as arguments from cause are emphasised in them, instead of arguments from revelation or religion. in spite of the fact that, as Lescoe issues out (in the advent to his variation of the De substantUs separatis, p. 8), the treatise on separate components leads as much as theological subject-matter in Ch. 's XVII ff- specifically, an exposition of Catholic instructing as present in Sacred Scripture, the Fathers, and particularly Dionysius. And Chenu keeps that the Summa contra gentiles is essentially a theological paintings, since it not just leads as much as theological subject-matter in Bk.

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By H.P. Kainz

ISBN-10: 1469791099

ISBN-13: 9781469791098

A. "SEPARATE ingredients" AND lOR" ANGELS"? it truly is fascinating to notice that, in an expressly theological treatise comparable to the Summa theologiae, St. Thomas commonly makes use of the time period "angel", instead of "separate substance"; whereas in works with a much less specific theological cause - e. g. the Summa contra gentiles and the De substantiis separatis 1 - he typically prefers the time period "separate substance". yet at any cost there's little question that the 2 phrases, "separate sub­ stance" and "angel" have a undeniable interchangeability and equivalence within the works of St. Thomas. In different phrases, "the separate substance" is similar to "the angel, insofar as its life and attributes are knowable via human cause alone". And this has led Karl Barth 2 to cost that St. Thomas' angelology is basically a philosophical presenta­ tion, with little relevance to theology. 1 we'd say that those works are "philosophical" insofar as arguments from cause are emphasised in them, instead of arguments from revelation or religion. in spite of the fact that, as Lescoe issues out (in the advent to his variation of the De substantUs separatis, p. 8), the treatise on separate components leads as much as theological subject-matter in Ch. 's XVII ff- specifically, an exposition of Catholic instructing as present in Sacred Scripture, the Fathers, and particularly Dionysius. And Chenu keeps that the Summa contra gentiles is essentially a theological paintings, since it not just leads as much as theological subject-matter in Bk.

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