Of Dulia

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Of Dulia

We must now consider the parts of observance. We shall consider

  1. dulia, whereby we pay honor and other things pertaining thereto to those who are in a higher position;
  2. obedience, whereby we obey their commands.
Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:
  1. Whether honor is a spiritual or a corporal thing?
  2. Whether honor is due to those only who are in a higher position?
  3. Whether dulia, which pays honor and worship to those who are above us, is a special virtue, distinct from latria?
  4. Whether it contains several species?