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Lesson

Aquinas describes faith as whatever a human can know through special revelation, and reason as whatever a human can know outside of special revelation.

Outline

Thomistic Philosophy

Part 2
 

II. Faith and Reason

A. Definition

1. Augustine

2. Aquinas

a. Reason - Whatever a human can know outside of special revelation.

b. Faith - Whatever a human can know through special revelation.

B. Two Ladders

1. Ladder #1 - Science and Philosophy

2. Ladder #2 - Theology (Special Revelation)

C. Refutation of Averroists

1. Doctrine of Creation

a. Defending the Christian Faith

b. Defending Aristotle

2. Doctrine of Personal Survival after Death