Of God and His Creatures

With the body in health or with the body in sickness? with the infantine or with the full-grown body? St Thomas probably would reply, 'with the full-grown and healthy body,' -- else we should have millions of souls maimed, not through any fault of their own. But how can a soul be commensurate with a body such as it has not informed for years before its final departure, and in many cases has never informed at all? This view of the souls of the departed is very difficult: but so is every view on the subject. It would make some difference between a woman's and a man's soul. Cf. Chap. LXXIII, A. 2 and 3, with note.

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