"It is because the contemporary alternatives seem so one-sided and are not more evidently solutions to the problems which Thomas faced, and partly solved, that we return to him and to the tradition of theology and philosophy in which his Summa Theologiae appears: theology as the science of the first principle and this as the total knowledge of reality in its unity." -- Wayne J. Hankey, God in Himself (Oxford University Press, 1987), p.159.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Q8 A1: Whether God is in all things?
Yes. God is in all things innermostly (i.e., not as essence or accident, but as agent of present existence) because He has caused all things to be and sustains them in their being.