Thomas Aquinas

On the Activities of Angels

Introduction by Courtney Roby

Thomas says: "But in addition to this way, the will in men can also be moved in another way from the outside, namely from the passion originating around the sensitive appetite, just as from desire or anger the will can be turned toward willing something. And so also the angels, insofar as they can arouse passions of this kind, can move the will. But this does not necessarily happen, because the will always remains free to agree with or resist a passion."

Original Latin