Saturday, July 24, 2010

1a 2ae q43 a2: Whether defect is the cause of fear? Yes.

Defectus, per se loquendo, est causa timoris, quia ex aliquo defectu virtutis contingit quod non possit aliquis de facili repellere imminens malum.

Some defect is, of itself, the cause of fear, because it is owing to some lack of power that one is unable easily to repulse a threatening evil.