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29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 4. Christianity / c. Angels

[the nature of angels in theology and metaphysics]

5 ideas
Aquinas saw angels as separated forms, rather than as made of 'spiritual matter' [Aquinas, by Kretzmann/Stump]
Even an angel must have some location [William of Ockham, by Pasnau]
Other things could occupy the same location as an angel [Suárez]
An angelic mind would not experience pain, even when connected to a human body [Descartes, by Pasnau]
The schools said spirits lack extension, and wonder how many could dance on a needle's point [More,H]