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In this and in similar ways, medieval thinkers worked and reworked Patristic texts in terms of the philosophical and theological views they themselves had developed. They thereby had to draw out the implications of certain texts of the Fathers that had not explicitly treated the same issues as they themselves were addressing. At times this entailed the complete alteration of the way of reading the entire corpus of one or many Patristic authors. According to   . , for example, there are two main forms of technical theology.

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The first cause whose existence has been rationally demonstrated on the basis of the principles of the philosophers is that very being which the Christian by revelation knows as God. The concord between philosophy and revelation that Thomas intended involved not only the demonstration of rationally accessible truths, but also the discovery of natural analogies to transcendent truths and the ordering of both natural and supernatural truths in a scientific way. Thomas’s theologian had therefore to turn to nature and could employ in this effort the works of “the master of them that know” (Dante).

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