Razón Aristóteles Filosofía Aquino, Tomás de Ley natural Teología Religión Moral
Anuario Filosófico, 1999 (32), 269-290
In Aristotle’s system there is an important ambiguity between his reli-gious positions or, if they could be so called, his religious ideas, and his theological thought. The first aspect makes room to popular beliefs and can be seen in some philosophically unimportant documents like his will, but also in some philosophically relevant writings like his Me-taphysics and his treatise On The Heavens. The second aspect, his theological position, is in flagrant opposition to the first one. On the contrary, in Aquinas there is no contradiction between the object of faith in religion and his theological thought. Furthermore, religion en-tails ethical duties which can entirely be justified theologically, which is not the case with Aristotle. Natural law is the main concept that links the religious with the theological level in his thought.