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68) On the ethical plane, connaturality implies a "felt resonance" between actor and ethical act or between actor and object of the act; on the mystical axis, God is known and willed connaturally through an "attunement with the divine (the res divinae), the sacred, the holy.
148) This light of natural reason, by which we discern what is good and what is bad, is not a discursive light but the light of reason judging by connaturality on the basis of the human inclinations of our nature.
As the text concludes with a discussion of theological method, Mansueto, building on his claims about the social conditioning of acts of knowing and the preconceptual connaturality with the object to be known, presents an argument for the necessity of works of justice.
As observed in the text, connatural knowledge is, to be exact, "judgment by connaturality.
The common element is in the definition suggested by D'Arcy, namely that connaturality denotes a sense that the object "and oneself are naturally fitted for each other.
Thomas's doctrine of affective connaturality, beyond which Maritain had extrapolated the mode of knowing and judging inherent in the fine arts, such as poetry, art, and fiction writing.
Thomas remarked that the gifts are supernatural habits because they enable us to operate with a certain connaturality "toward things divine," and that we can be rendered connatural to divine things only if we are "properly disposed by a permanent and habitual inclination.
Arraj concludes this section by wondering if connaturality allows for a universal, mystical experience for all who seek and love the Divine.
Rousselot's ideas on connaturality (sympathetic knowing) would have helped R.
40) Believers possess, as Aquinas puts it, a connaturality with God as Mystery.
He declares, "The connaturality between mind and nature is thus moved a step beyond the biological processes of evolution to the dynamism of a spiritual mind within these processes as an explanatory principle" 149).
When a person's capacity for truth and love becomes most ordered, she "sees" and chooses out of connaturality with God.