Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Incarnation
Q[36] Of The Manifestation Of The Newly Born Christ
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We must now consider the manifestation of the newly born Christ: concerning which there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether Christ's birth should have been made known to all?

A[2] Whether it should have been made known to some?

A[3] To whom should it have been made known?

A[4] Whether He should have made Himself known, or should He rather have been manifested by others?

A[5] By what other means should it have been made known?

A[6] Of the order of these manifestations;

A[7] Of the star by means of which His birth was made known;

A[8] of the adoration of the Magi, who were informed of Christ's nativity by means of the star.