Thomas Aquinas quote about reason from Summa Theologica - The theologian considers sin chiefly as an offense against God; and the moral philosopher, as something contrary to reason.
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The theologian considers sin chiefly as an offense against God; and the moral philosopher, as something contrary to reason.
 Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1274). copy citation

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Author Thomas Aquinas
Source Summa Theologica
Topic reason God sin philosophy
Date 1274
Language English
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Note Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province
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“If, however, the prohibition be referred to the natural law, which is contained primarily in the eternal law, but secondarily in the natural code of the human reason, then every sin is evil through being prohibited: since it is contrary to natural law, precisely because it is inordinate.
Reply Obj. 5: The theologian considers sin chiefly as an offense against God; and the moral philosopher, as something contrary to reason. Hence Augustine defines sin with reference to its being "contrary to the eternal law," more fittingly than with reference to its being contrary to reason; the more so, as the eternal law directs us in many things that surpass human reason, e.g.” source

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