Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Theological Virtues
Q[12] Of Apostasy
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We must now consider apostasy: about which there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether apostasy pertains to unbelief?

A[2] Whether, on account of apostasy from the faith, subjects are absolved from allegiance to an apostate prince?