Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On Human Acts: Acts Peculiar To Man
Q[21] Of The Consequences Of Human Actions By Reason Of Their Goodness And Malice
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We have now to consider the consequences of human actions by reason of their goodness and malice: and under this head there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether a human action is right or sinful by reason of its being good or evil?

A[2] Whether it thereby deserves praise or blame?

A[3] Whether accordingly, it is meritorious or demeritorious?

A[4] Whether it is accordingly meritorious or demeritorious before God?