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Question:

I am writing an essay on Saint Thomas and Saint Agustine, and I need help finding a quote I found on another site.

Aquinas once wrote, "Whenever Augustine, who was saturated with the teachings of the Platonists, found in their writings anything consistent with the Faith, he adopted it; and whatever he found contrary, he amended."

Could you tell me where in Aquinas's works this quote comes from?

Reply

It comes from Summa Theologiae, First Part, Question 84, Article 5 in the body of the article. It concerns whether we know material things in eternal forms, and how Augustine posited that such forms are in the Mind of God, thus making Plato consistent with the Christian Faith.

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