Also included was a repeated-measure variable made up of the type of social category (naturalizable vs entitative
To put this requirement in terms of the naturally known analogy, an act of charity (C) depends proximately on habitual charity (B2), an operative habit in the will (B1), and at the same time depends remotely on sanctifying grace, an entitative
habit that modifies substantial form, namely the soul (A).
The object of consideration in Aquinas's existential metaphysics--what comes before the intellect first of all and is first of all named a being (ens)--is a composite, the entitative
composite of an individual essence and a distinct act of existing.
I emphasize the importance of the theorem of natural proportion in the theology of grace and the critical guideposts it supplies for translating the idea of an entitative
habit into the language of interiority.
Sanctifying grace has been called an entitative
habit, rooted in the essence of the soul.
The order of the divine entitative
attributes in the Summa theologiae I, qq.
Both form and feeling can be physically prehended by the next set of actual occasions as part of the objective data for their own self-constitution, but there is no entitative
reality there except in our human imagination.
There is more to be noticed about that metaphysics than the lumber of the four causes and the entitative
meaning of being.
Here I develop the thesis that Syriac sacramental theology combines an entitative
view of typology with the biblical idea of mystery, that type and symbol are embodiments of the divine presence in Creation, and that the sacraments are understood as antitypes of the salvific actions of Christ extending the work of divinization through time.
The point of my analysis has been to show that the difference would be described more fundamentally and accurately as the choice between a worldview governed by the assumption that metaphoric signification provides the only proper logic for speaking and thinking of the mystery of God and a worldview governed by the logic of entitative
God's being as actus purus is the source and ground of all that is, releasing an efficient causality that can never be reduced to the finite entitative
actuality of what is created.