Summa Part I, Question 2

This question is philosophy and not faith.

This question is a preamble to faith.

From a philosophical/scientific/reasonable point of view, this question opens the doors to God’s simplicity, perfection, goodness, infinity, how creation exist in Him, immutability, eternity, unity, how we know Him and name Him.

It is so important and fundamental that its beauty bring delight.

Whether sacred doctrine is a science? Is that the question?


I am talking about the second question of the First Part of the Summa.

The first question is absolutely beautiful.

It deals with the different senses of Scripture, which are also addressed in CCC.



Indeed, Thomas’ philosophy in its entirity can be regarded as a preamble to the faith, since even for revealed mysteries it provides an intellectual framwork to demonstrate their reasonableness.

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