Aquinas will use it to name the entitative
distinction of whatever is being considered, whether it be Socrates as distinct from Plato, man as distinct from horse, a substance as distinct from an accident, subsistence as distinct from inherence, material being as distinct from immaterial, the good as distinct from the true, the creator as distinct from the creature, and so on.
Aquinas conceived of sanctifying grace as an inherent quality infused into the soul, an entitative habit that (1) makes the soul pleasing to God (gratia operans) and (2) enables it to attain God uti in se est (gratia cooperans).
Though Aquinas defined sanctifying grace as an entitative habit, a change rooted in the essence of soul, his definition does not disclose what difference, if any, this habit makes in consciousness.
It is in these directions, then, that I think we must turn if we are to specify the conscious difference that the entitative habit makes.
Together the grasp of evidence and the affirmation that constitute the conscious dimension of this entitative habit spirate the habitual performance of loving acts.
74) A Rahnerian nevertheless would still object that Bracken's conception of being, and surely his conception of an entitative
reality of God distinguishable from the divine nature or being(ness) that it instantiates, proposes an ontic (categorial) model that is inappropriate for an ontological (transcendental) reality.
If the mystery names an entitative
habit, it extends beyond consciousness.
After the middle of the twelfth century, therefore, Aquinas and others attributed infinity not simply to God's power or potentiality (as Peter Lombard had done) but to the entitative
reality of God.
The present data suggest that merely thinking that one is part of an entitative
fan group is associated with a positive emotional state --collective happiness.
Bodily activities constitute an ineradicable facticity that is not dumb but an articulated process that does not emerge into the foreground--specifically since it is not entitative
but constitutive of spacio-temporalization as a field of patterns.
We may gain a small sense of the heights to which NT reached when, with awe in our hearts and wonder in our minds, we read: Jones has a transcendental, entitative