St. Thomas and Sola Scriptura
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Ressurexi -- you may want to look at the Latin of the passage from St. Thomas you quote -- the English translation used on New Advent seems to be considerably more absolutist than the Latin:

"Respondeo dicendum quod aliqui circa hoc diversimode opinantur. Quidam enim dicunt quod, etiam si homo non peccasset, Dei filius fuisset incarnatus. Alii vero contrarium asserunt. Quorum assertioni magis assentiendum videtur. Ea enim quae ex sola Dei voluntate proveniunt, supra omne debitum creaturae, nobis innotescere non possunt nisi quatenus in sacra Scriptura traduntur, per quam divina voluntas innotescit. Unde, cum in sacra Scriptura ubique incarnationis ratio ex peccato primi hominis assignetur, convenientius dicitur incarnationis opus ordinatum esse a Deo in remedium peccati, ita quod, peccato non existente, incarnatio non fuisset. Quamvis potentia Dei ad hoc non limitetur, potuisset enim, etiam peccato non existente, Deus incarnari."

There is perhaps a better Latinist here, that can give a more accurate translation, but if I were going to translate that, I don't think I would translate "nisi quatenus" as "only," but rather "except inso far as." so "can be known only" becomes "cannot be known except in as far as..."
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St. Thomas and Sola Scriptura - by Resurrexi - 06-25-2012, 02:50 AM
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