The disharmony between the arguments used for the explanation of natural processes and the ones engaged for the clinch of Christian kernel events had aroused a discomfort in various medieval thinkers which they had succeeded to abate by a maneuver similar to Thomas', that is, by allowing, at the price of stronger or lesser hesitation, for the explanation of supernaturality
and wonder in the cases of God (Summa theologiae 3a.
3) This supernaturality
, although not the differences, soon slipped away from Pakeha, although the terra persisted for people of European descent.
I contend more specifically that in Sula's overarching eccentricity--for which the Bottom designates her "evil" and which subsumes and refracts her other ascertained ogbanje-abiku signs, namely, her birthmark, insinuated supernaturality
, dogged individualism, intractability, vagrancy, malignancy, ostracizing naming, short life, obvious and implied deaths and (re)births, her burial, and then her equally constitutive but veiled "good"-ness--Sula collates intrinsically and manifests features of the spirit-child.
While Rahner eventually accepted Ripalda's argument concerning the supernaturality
of moral actions, he had a problem with his notion of "wide faith" (fides lata).
of the "visionaries," my conviction and position is not only non constat de supernaturalitate [the supernaturality
is not proven] but also the other formula, constat de non supernaturalitate [the non-supernaturality
is proven] of the apparitions or revelations of Medjugorje.
Thomas denies not the possibility of visio beatifica but seems to regard it exactly as a possibility, and as a natural demand of human intellect that could not, anyhow, be fulfilled by the created intellect itself and that, accordingly, should be considered as a perfection of intellect in terms of theology and supernaturality
(Aertsen 1993:33-34, Gilson 1936:260ff.
Nor is this view belied by the abiding mysteriousness and supernaturality
of those truths which constitute the formal and normative objects of faith: the Trinity, the Incarnation, and our divinization through grace.