Summa Theologica - 11 Pars Secunda Secundae, Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance

Saint Thomas AQUINAS (1225 - 1274)

The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia)

This selection of the Summa Theologica covers questions 47-170 of the Secunda Secundae ("Second-half of the Second Part"), comprising a Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues: Prudence (questions 47-56), Justice (questions 57-122), Fortitude (questions 123-140), and Temperance (questions 141-170) - each with their own subordinate moral virtues.

Genre(s): Early Modern, Christianity - Other

Language: English

Group: Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Question 47 - OF PRUDENCE, CONSIDERED IN ITSELF (In Sixteen Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 02 Question 47 - OF PRUDENCE, CONSIDERED IN ITSELF (In Sixteen Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 03 Question 47 - OF PRUDENCE, CONSIDERED IN ITSELF (In Sixteen Articles), part 3 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 04 Question 48 - OF THE PARTS OF PRUDENCE (In One Article) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:12:53
Play 05 Question 49 - OF EACH QUASI-INTEGRAL PART OF PRUDENCE (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:40:17
Play 06 Question 50 - OF THE SUBJECTIVE PARTS OF PRUDENCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:20:07
Play 07 Question 51 - OF THE VIRTUES WHICH ARE CONNECTED WITH PRUDENCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 08 Question 52 - OF THE GIFT OF COUNSEL (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:22:35
Play 09 Question 53 - OF IMPRUDENCE (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:32:23
Play 10 Question 54 - OF NEGLIGENCE (In Three Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 11 Question 55 - OF VICES OPPOSED TO PRUDENCE BY WAY OF RESEMBLANCE (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:42:32
Play 12 Question 56 - OF THE PRECEPTS RELATING TO PRUDENCE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 13 Question 57 - OF RIGHT (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:28:21
Play 14 Question 58 - OF JUSTICE (In Twelve Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:38:23
Play 15 Question 58 - OF JUSTICE (In Twelve Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:31:58
Play 16 Question 59 - OF INJUSTICE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 17 Question 60 - OF JUDGMENT (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:38:21
Play 18 Question 61 - OF THE PARTS OF JUSTICE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 19 Question 62 - OF RESTITUTION (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:46:25
Play 20 Question 63 - OF RESPECT OF PERSONS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 21 Question 64 - OF MURDER (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:53:58
Play 22 Question 65 - OF OTHER INJURIES COMMITTED ON THE PERSON (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 23 Question 66 - OF THEFT AND ROBBERY (In Nine Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 24 Question 67 - OF THE INJUSTICE OF A JUDGE, IN JUDGING (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 25 Question 68 - OF MATTERS CONCERNING UNJUST ACCUSATION (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 26 Question 69 - OF SINS COMMITTED AGAINST JUSTICE ON THE PART OF THE DEFENDANT (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 27 Question 70 - OF INJUSTICE WITH REGARD TO THE PERSON OF THE WITNESS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 28 Question 71 - OF INJUSTICE IN JUDGMENT ON THE PART OF COUNSEL (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 29 Question 72 - OF REVILING (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:22:46
Play 30 Question 73 - OF BACKBITING, OR OF DETRACTION (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:27:41
Play 31 Question 74 - OF TALE-BEARING (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:10
Play 32 Question 75 - OF DERISION, OR OF MOCKERY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 33 Question 76 - OF CURSING (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:20:43
Play 34 Question 77 - OF CHEATING, WHICH IS COMMITTED IN BUYING AND SELLING (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 35 Question 78 - OF THE SIN OF USURY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:36:25
Play 36 Question 79 - OF THE QUASI-INTEGRAL PARTS OF JUSTICE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:26:35
Play 37 Question 80 - OF THE POTENTIAL PARTS OF JUSTICE (In One Article) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:16:28
Play 38 Question 81 - OF RELIGION (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:46:51
Play 39 Question 82 - OF DEVOTION (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:22:33
Play 40 Question 83 - OF PRAYER (In Seventeen Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:35:17
Play 41 Question 83 - OF PRAYER (In Seventeen Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:41:33
Play 42 Question 83 - OF PRAYER (In Seventeen Articles), part 3 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:36:18
Play 43 Question 84 - OF ADORATION (In Three Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:17:14
Play 44 Question 85 - OF SACRIFICE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:22:45
Play 45 Question 86 - OF OBLATIONS AND FIRST-FRUITS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:24:36
Play 46 Question 87 - OF TITHES (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:34:53
Play 47 Question 88 - OF VOWS (In Twelve Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:40:07
Play 48 Question 88 - OF VOWS (In Twelve Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 49 Question 89 - OF OATHS (In Ten Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:27:54
Play 50 Question 89 - OF OATHS (In Ten Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:32:37
Play 51 Question 90 - OF THE TAKING OF GOD'S NAME BY WAY OF ADJURATION (In Three Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 52 Question 91 - OF TAKING THE DIVINE NAME FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVOKING IT BY MEANS OF PRAISE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 53 Question 92 - OF SUPERSTITION (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:13:12
Play 54 Question 93 - OF SUPERSTITION CONSISTING IN UNDUE WORSHIP OF THE TRUE GOD (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 55 Question 94 - OF IDOLATRY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:31:46
Play 56 Question 95 - OF SUPERSTITION IN DIVINATIONS (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:59:18
Play 57 Question 96 - OF SUPERSTITION IN OBSERVANCES (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:27:56
Play 58 Question 97 - OF THE TEMPTATION OF GOD (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:27:04
Play 59 Question 98 - OF PERJURY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 60 Question 99 - OF SACRILEGE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:21:51
Play 61 Question 100 - ON SIMONY (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
01:00:36
Play 62 Question 101 - OF PIETY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:23:37
Play 63 Question 102 - OF OBSERVANCE, CONSIDERED IN ITSELF, AND OF ITS PARTS (In Three Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:16:50
Play 64 Question 103 - OF DULIA (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:22:23
Play 65 Question 104 - OF OBEDIENCE (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:42:54
Play 66 Question 105 - OF DISOBEDIENCE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:57
Play 67 Question 106 - OF THANKFULNESS OR GRATITUDE (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 68 Question 107 - OF INGRATITUDE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:19:50
Play 69 Question 108 - OF VENGEANCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:30:35
Play 70 Question 109 - OF TRUTH (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:23:32
Play 71 Question 110 - OF THE VICES OPPOSED TO TRUTH, AND FIRST OF LYING (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:37:40
Play 72 Question 111 - OF DISSIMULATION AND HYPOCRISY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:25:35
Play 73 Question 112 - OF BOASTING (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:13:15
Play 74 Question 113 - OF IRONY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:01
Play 75 Question 114 - OF THE FRIENDLINESS WHICH IS CALLED AFFABILITY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:12:36
Play 76 Question 115 - OF FLATTERY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:12:48
Play 77 Question 116 - OF QUARRELING (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:09:38
Play 78 Question 117 - OF LIBERALITY (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:33:02
Play 79 Question 118 - OF THE VICES OPPOSED TO LIBERALITY, AND IN THE FIRST PLACE, OF COVETOUSNESS (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:48:56
Play 80 Question 119 - OF PRODIGALITY (In Three Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:17:32
Play 81 Question 120 - OF 'EPIKEIA' OR EQUITY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:12
Play 82 Question 121 - OF THE GIFT OF PIETY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:10:18
Play 83 Question 122 - OF THE PRECEPTS OF JUSTICE (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:48:03
Play 84 Question 123 - OF FORTITUDE (In Twelve Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:36:17
Play 85 Question 123 - OF FORTITUDE (In Twelve Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:31:39
Play 86 Question 124 - OF MARTYRDOM (In Five Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:34:12
Play 87 Question 125 - OF FEAR, OR TIMIDITY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:24:15
Play 88 Question 126 - OF FEARLESSNESS (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:22
Play 89 Question 127 - OF DARING, OR FOOLHARDINESS (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:09:55
Play 90 Question 128 - OF THE PARTS OF FORTITUDE (In One Article) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:16:25
Play 91 Question 129 - OF MAGNANIMITY (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 92 Question 130 - OF PRESUMPTION (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 93 Question 131 - OF AMBITION (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 94 Question 132 - OF VAINGLORY (In Five Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 95 Question 133 - OF PUSILLANIMITY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 96 Question 134 - OF MAGNIFICENCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 97 Question 135 - OF MEANNESS (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:23
Play 98 Question 136 - OF PATIENCE (In Five Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:29:28
Play 99 Question 137 - OF PERSEVERANCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:23:01
Play 100 Question 138 - OF THE VICES OPPOSED TO PERSEVERANCE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:12:30
Play 101 Question 139 - OF THE GIFT OF FORTITUDE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:10:10
Play 102 Question 140 - OF THE PRECEPTS OF FORTITUDE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:11:09
Play 103 Question 141 - OF TEMPERANCE (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:52:26
Play 104 Question 142 - OF THE VICES OPPOSED TO TEMPERANCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 105 Question 143 - OF THE PARTS OF TEMPERANCE, IN GENERAL (In One Article) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 106 Question 144 - OF SHAMEFACEDNESS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:30:08
Play 107 Question 145 - OF HONESTY, OR OF MORAL GOODNESS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 108 Question 146 - OF ABSTINENCE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 109 Question 147 - OF FASTING (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 110 Question 148 - OF GLUTTONY (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 111 Question 149 - OF SOBRIETY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 112 Question 150 - OF DRUNKENNESS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 113 Question 151 - OF CHASTITY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 114 Question 152 - OF VIRGINITY (In Five Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:39:39
Play 115 Question 153 - OF LUST (In Five Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 116 Question 154 - OF THE PARTS OF LUST (In Twelve Articles), part 1 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 117 Question 154 - OF THE PARTS OF LUST (In Twelve Articles), part 2 M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 118 Question 155 - OF CONTINENCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 119 Question 156 - OF INCONTINENCE (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 120 Question 157 - OF CLEMENCY AND MEEKNESS (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 121 Question 158 - OF ANGER (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
00:51:23
Play 122 Question 159 - OF CRUELTY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 123 Question 160 - OF MODESTY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 124 Question 161 - OF HUMILITY (In Six Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 125 Question 162 - OF PRIDE (In Eight Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 126 Question 163 - OF THE FIRST MAN'S SIN (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 127 Question 164 - OF THE PUNISHMENTS OF THE FIRST MAN'S SIN (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 128 Question 165 - OF OUR FIRST PARENTS' TEMPTATION (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 129 Question 166 - OF STUDIOUSNESS (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 130 Question 167 - OF CURIOSITY (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 131 Question 168 - OF MODESTY AS CONSISTING IN THE OUTWARD MOVEMENTS OF THE BODY (In Four Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 132 Question 169 - OF MODESTY IN THE OUTWARD APPAREL (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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Play 133 Question 170 - OF THE PRECEPTS OF TEMPERANCE (In Two Articles) M.S.C. Lambert, LC
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