According to Aquinas: The Basics of Aquinas' Philosophy

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According to Aquinas “When there is more than one aspect under which a given item can be known, there will be more than one science concerning it” (Aquinas 5). This pertains to the relationship between nature and grace and how it impacts the relationship between church and culture in that nature is the philosophical view and grace is theological. Thomas Aquinas had a cunning way of uniting the ideas until the Reformation and the Renaissance. Nature can be fused together with the science of philosophy, or the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence (Abate and Jewell) as it pertains to matters of culture outside the church. This science goes beyond the teachings of the Bible and the word of the Lord, it seeks answers as to who God is and his place in the faith. As Aquinas stated, “We need to be instructed by divine revelation concerning God. We had therefore, to have sacred doctrine by revelation” (Aquinas 4). To me, I find nature to be basic human curiosity that wonders and works toward finding a greater meaning, and not just taking something simply for what it is. It is based on reason and logical thought, something you need knowledge on to fully comprehend the meaning of grace. The two are linked in that way, Aquinas adds that “As grace does not abolish nature but brings it to perfection, natural reason should assist faith as the natural inclination of the will yields to charity.” (Aquinas, 15). Thomas Aquinas never undermines the fact that
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