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Questions regarding the philosophical and theological school that arose as a legacy of the work and thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

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What cannot be bought and sold, according to Thomist Catholic moral theologians?

What cannot licitly be bought and sold, according to Thomist Catholic moral theologians? (I know buying/selling relics is forbidden.)
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Can you bless data/a computer program?

This is a bit of a weird one. Is it possible for a priest to bless data/a computer program? I ask because I'm considering writing a simple app for use by the faithful, and I like the idea of the app ...
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Can God ground his own parts?

One of the motivations behind the doctrine of divine simplicity (DDS) is that if God was composed of parts, God would depend upon those parts to exist and hence there would be something more ...
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Are any Christian philosophers working on an argument from causation that works with Quantum Physics?

A chat yesterday informed me that Aquinas' argument from causation was "too Newtonian" to work for modern atheists and only works in our friendly neighborhood eminently perceivable dimension....
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How is selling the use of a house not usury but selling the use of wine, separately from the wine, is?

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II q. 78 a. 1 co., says that usury is to sell the use of a consumable good separately from the consumable good itself: To take usury for money lent is unjust ...
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How can the hypostases be distinct? (Identity Trinitarianism)

NOTE: This question is aimed at those who hold a particular view of the Trinity. If you do not hold the view I am referring to, then this question is not directed torwards you Thomists and other ...
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Question about a mixed metaphor and the argument from causation

During this morning's This Man is You video, Dr. Peter Kreeft use an analogy of a freight car to explain St. Thomas's argument from causation (one of the famous five proofs). He said that when you ...
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Doesn't God giving orders to demons contradict the principle of double effect?

Doesn't God giving orders to demons contradict the principle of double effect? 1 Kings 22:19-23, 1 Samuel 16:14 and Judges 9:23 clearly seem to say that God gave orders to demons. Thomas Aquinas also ...
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What are some of the key differences between Molinism and Thomism?

I was wondering if someone could give me some of the key differences between Thomism and Molinism. That includes things like grace, foreknowledge, and any other aspect that they may disagree on.
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