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*Image: St. Peter Walking on the Water by Alessandro Allori, c. 1590s [Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy]

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing, June 7, 2023

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America.  …

How precisely might someone go about showing that he had authority, mastery, and power over substances?   Bear with me: this is an important question.

It’s a curious fact about the human imagination that we are slow to extend miraculous power indefinitely.  Someone who, for instance, had the power to cure a leper instantaneously, logically also has the power to restore sight to the blind, instantaneously. …

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