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Aquinas’ Shorter Summa (Part III:  The Humanity of Christ – The Second Treatise on Faith)

The sins of Adam, the first parent, have been transcended to us as his descendants including suffering and death.  It is not that God has punished us by an addition – but merely withdrew his blessing and left us with our base selves.  Is this “Original Justice” for eternity until the end of time anyway for a just God to act?   Did it really … Read More Aquinas’ Shorter Summa (Part III:  The Humanity of Christ – The Second Treatise on Faith)

Aquinas’ Shorter Summa (part two through page 211: on death, heaven, hell, purgatory, providence)

“For a man’s desire comes to rest in the knowledge of God Alone” (pg. 121)   I seek safety in certainty while existentially acknowledging the folly of assuming any permanence or security in my immediate state of being.  And yet with all my force of will, well to be honest not all my force of will, perhaps not even the majority of my will, maybe even a … Read More Aquinas’ Shorter Summa (part two through page 211: on death, heaven, hell, purgatory, providence)

Descend to the level of God’s enemies?

Aquinas Shorter Summa: Part I: Introduction, God, and the Holy Trinity: 1-63 Compendium of Theology (1273 AD) (Compendium theologiae ad fratrem Reginaldum socium suum carissimum) I am embarrassed to admit I have chosen to read a compendium of Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica.  It represents only about 10% of the full version above.  “He has reduced to a brief compass for the sake of … Read More Descend to the level of God’s enemies?

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