Of the Virtue Itself of Faith

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Of the Virtue Itself of Faith

We must now consider the virtue itself of faith, and, in the first place, faith itself; secondly, those who have faith; thirdly, the cause of faith; fourthly, its effects.Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:

  1. What is faith?
  2. In what power of the soul does it reside?
  3. Whether its form is charity?
  4. Whether living [formata] faith and lifeless [informis] faith are one identically?
  5. Whether faith is a virtue?
  6. Whether it is one virtue?
  7. Of its relation to the other virtues;
  8. Of its certitude as compared with the certitude of the intellectual virtues.