Thomas Aquinas

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(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology

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The eternal law of God is the sole standard and rule of human liberty, not only in each individual man, but also in the community and society which men constitute when united.
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is, with principles and conclusions adumbrating the eternal law by some
The concept of eternal law in Aquinas comes not only from the theology of faith but also from natural theology, which is philosophical in nature.
challenges the pope's use of natural law theory by identifying several problems, including (1) an overconfidence in human reason's ability to discern the eternal law and a lack of attention to how sinfulness distorts reason; (2) a confusing use of the terms "natural" and "human nature" resulting in a tendency toward physicalism, especially in the areas of personal morality and sexual ethics; (3) an elevating of bodily integrity to a moral absolute that runs contrary to the tradition; (4) a failure to realize that human reason is historically and culturally conditioned, and an overall failure "to give enough importance to history and to recognize a more historically conscious approach" (117); and (5) an unwarranted tendency to draw very specific moral claims from natural law theory.
This law is nothing more than the participation of human beings in the eternal law or Divine Reason.
His ideal author was Heraclitus rather than Socrates, his ideal world was a "harmonic" order ruled by the eternal law of the conflict of opposites, a world in which men resembled gods in the titanic confrontation between irreconcilable values.
examines the traditional doctrine that natural law is our human and rational participation in the eternal law of God and identifies certain misperceptions when this theological consideration is omitted in favor of treating natural law as a matter of propositions or precepts of practical reason.
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We are reminded here of the fourfold classification of law: eternal law, natural law, human law, and divine law.
Thomas Aquinas teaches: "Human law has the true nature of law only insofar as it corresponds to right reason, and therefore is derived from the eternal law.
Human beings lack scientia about God not only in the sense that they could mount a proof for God's existence that would proceed deductively from a definition known through itself or uncompromised by inference from God's effects(45) but also in the sense that they could mount a proof for the contents of God's will or eternal law that would proceed deductively from definitive principles known by themselves.
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One such difference is the stress that Zanchi places upon the divine will (versus Aquinas's stress on the divine wisdom) as the ground of eternal law and the ultimate (but not necessarily proximate) origin and source of every good and just human law.