Summa Theologiae by St Thomas Aquinas
FS: Treatise On Law
Q102 Of The Causes Of The Ceremonial Precepts
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We must now consider the causes of the ceremonial precepts: under which head there are six points of inquiry:

A1 Whether there was any cause for the ceremonial precepts?

A2 Whether the cause of the ceremonial precepts was literal or figurative?

A3 The causes of the sacrifices;

A4 The causes of the sacrifices;

A5 The causes of the sacred things;

A6 The causes of the observances.