Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ed., with an Introd. by Anton C. Pegis - Chapter 8, Question XXV & XLIV, Chapter 9, Questions XLV, XLVI, XLVII, XLVIII, XLIX Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Question XXV & XLIV, Chapter 9, Questions XLV, XLVI, XLVII, XLVIII, XLIX Summary and Analysis

Question XXV regards The Power of God and covers the topic in six articles. First Article: Whether There is Power in God? There are four objections and their responses. Aquinas answers that "Power is twofold - namely, passive, which exists not at all in God; and active, which we must assign to Him in the highest degree," (p. 226). He further asserts that God's action and essence are in constant unity. In so being, God's power dwells throughout every one of God's actions. Readers can understand this: whenever you act in accordance with your own truth and values then your behavior is in unity with your essence. When you behave in a way that does not express the truth - this means...

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