Of Fasting

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Of Fasting

We must now consider fasting: under which head there are eight points of inquiry:

  1. Whether fasting is an act of virtue?
  2. Of what virtue is it the act?
  3. Whether it is a matter of precept?
  4. Whether anyone is excused from fulfilling this precept?
  5. The time of fasting;
  6. Whether it is requisite for fasting to eat but once?
  7. The hour of eating for those who fast;
  8. The meats from which it is necessary to abstain.