Of the Division of Life Into Active and Contemplative

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Of the Division of Life Into Active and Contemplative

We must next consider active and contemplative life. This consideration will be fourfold:

  1. Of the division of life into active and contemplative;
  2. Of the contemplative life;
  3. Of the active life;
  4. Of the comparison between the active and the contemplative life.
Under the first head there are two points of inquiry:
  1. Whether life is fittingly divided into active and contemplative?
  2. Whether this is an adequate division?