Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FP: Treatise On Sacred Doctrine
Q[1] The Nature And Extent Of Sacred Doctrine
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To place our purpose within proper limits, we first endeavor to investigate the nature and extent of this sacred doctrine. Concerning this there are ten points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether it is necessary?

A[2] Whether it is a science?

A[3] Whether it is one or many?

A[4] Whether it is speculative or practical?

A[5] How it is compared with other sciences?

A[6] Whether it is the same as wisdom?

A[7] Whether God is its subject-matter?

A[8] Whether it is a matter of argument?

A[9] Whether it rightly employs metaphors and similes?

A[10] Whether the Sacred Scripture of this doctrine may be expounded in different senses?