Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 October 2020
In the previous Article, St. Thomas showed that no human being can achieve supreme happiness by his own natural powers. However, during the course of the argument he maintained that man can achieve supreme happiness by the power of God. Someone might ask: Is God our only resort? Even if our own powers do not suffice, can we attain supreme happiness by any power superior to ours, but short of His? In particular, might we have assistance from the noncorporeal intellectual creatures that the tradition has called angels?