Sunday, February 15, 2009

Aquinas on what is natural

"we call that natural which is produced by an agent to which the patient is naturally subject, even if what is produced is not conformed to the nature of the patient. . . ."

Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, cap. 11, lect. 3, no. 910 (trans. Stroubant de Saint-Éloy, p. 404), as quoted by Jean-Miguel Garrigues, "Les prérogatives inaliénables du peuple juif selon saint Thomas commentant saint Paul à propos de La promesse par le Cardinal J.-M. Lustiger," Revue thomiste 103, no. 1 (2003): 156.

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