Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Theological Virtues
Q[23] Of Charity, Considered In Itself
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In proper sequence, we must consider charity; and (1) charity itself; (2) the corresponding gift of wisdom. The first consideration will be fivefold: (1) Charity itself; (2) The object of charity; (3) Its acts; (4) The opposite vices; (5) The precepts relating thereto.

The first of these considerations will be twofold: (1) Charity, considered as regards itself; (2) Charity, considered in its relation to its subject. Under the first head there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether charity is friendship?

A[2] Whether it is something created in the soul?

A[3] Whether it is a virtue?

A[4] Whether it is a special virtue?

A[5] Whether it is one virtue?

A[6] Whether it is the greatest of the virtues?

A[7] Whether any true virtue is possible without it?

A[8] Whether it is the form of the virtues?