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CHAPTER LXThat they who see God see all things in Him at once

SINCE it has been shown that a created intelligence in seeing the divine substance understands therein all the species of things; since moreover all things that are seen by one presentation must be seen together by one vision; it necessarily follows that the intelligence which sees the divine substance views all things, not successively, but simultaneously. Hence Augustine says (De Trinitate XV, xvi): “Our thoughts will not then be unstable, coming and going from one thing to another, but we shall see all our knowledge together at one glance.”622622This is not in contradiction with B. II, Chap. CI, because in that chapter there is question of the natural knowledge of an angel, here of what is known by the vision of God, which is supernatural.


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