Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On Gratuitous Graces
Q[179] Of The Division Of Life Into Active And Contemplative
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We must next consider active and contemplative life. This consideration will be fourfold: (1) Of the division of life into active and contemplative; (2) Of the contemplative life; (3) Of the active life; (4) Of the comparison between the active and the contemplative life.

Under the first head there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether life is fittingly divided into active and contemplative?

A[2] Whether this is an adequate division?