Of Beneficence

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Of Beneficence

We must now consider the outward acts or effects of charity,

  1. Beneficence,
  2. Almsdeeds, which are a part of beneficence,
  3. Fraternal correction, which is a kind of alms.
Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:
  1. Whether beneficence is an act of charity ?
  2. Whether we ought to be beneficent to all?
  3. Whether we ought to be more beneficent to those who are more closely united to us?
  4. Whether beneficence is a special virtue?