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- n. The state or quality of being connatural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Participation of the same nature; natural union.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Participation in the same nature; natural union or relation.
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Christ ariseth from the assistance that is given to him that bears it by the Holy Ghost, as also the connaturalness that is wrought in the heart to all the duties of it.
Dionysius says that "peace is the cause of consent and of connaturalness," where "consent" denotes the union of appetites proceeding from knowledge, and "connaturalness," the union of natural appetites.
_I answer that, _ The wisdom which is a gift of the Holy Ghost, as stated above (A. 1), enables us to judge aright of Divine things, or of other things according to Divine rules, by reason of a certain connaturalness or union with Divine things, which is the effect of charity, as stated above (A. 2; Q. 23, A. 5).
There is a connaturalness between the word of God and the will of the Christian; his heart is, as it were, the transcript of the law; the same holiness that is commanded in his word, is implanted in the heart; the same conformity to Christ, that is enjoined by the word of God, is wrought in the soul by the Spirit of God; the same obedience which the word requireth of him, the Lord enableth him to perform, by his grace bestowed on him.
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