Sunday, January 29, 2006

Q1 A2: Whether sacred doctrine is a science?

Yes. Sacred doctrine is a science because it proceeds, not from self-evident principles, but from the conclusions of a higher science (which then function in turn as sacred doctrine's principles).

An example of something similar: music uses principles which are established as conclusions in mathematics.

Note that the science higher than metaphysics is the knowledge of God and the saints.