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Summa Thologican, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by St. Thomas Aquinas
TREATISE ON THE STATES OF LIFE (QQ. 183-189)
OF MAN'S VARIOUS DUTIES AND STATES IN GENERAL (In Four Articles)
We must next consider man's various states and duties. We shall consider (1) man's duties and states in general; (2) the state of the perfect in particular.
Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:
(1) What constitutes a state among men?
(2) Whether among men there should be various states and duties?
(3) Of the diversity of duties;
(4) Of the diversity of states.