The Theology Of Thomas Aquinas

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Thomas Aquinas was a one of the few philosophers to interpret the theology as a whole distinguishing the difference between theology and philosophy by explaining Law in general in a detailed account and focusing on kinds of law which he classified as Eternal, Human, Divine and Natural law. Aquinas suggests in order for law to be understood some reasoning has to be provided which is why as a philosopher what he explained could not provoke Christian beliefs, but establish a relationship between theory and religion.

As a philosopher he understands and describes law as being influenced by certain actions that man chooses to act upon or refrain from, which is entirely up to us or as he may put it, "an ordered rule". Because of this assumption law becomes directly involved in the reasoning aspect which is implemented by both divine and human reasoning (respectively) in relation to why it is done or the end result fixed by God. The nature of the law determines whom the law is applied to, because Natural law is set forth by God, whereas Human and Divine law are accessible in writing and spread by word of mouth not specifically to private individuals, but society as whole.

The four types of different laws in Thomas 's perspective fall in a sequence of some sort because the most important law would be the first law as it would succeed the last three laws in the sense were an organizational structure is created putting Eternal Law at the top followed by Natural then Human Law.…
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