Aquinas: the old woman’s faith vs. the philosophers’ reason

“The just man liveth by faith.” [Habakkuk 2:4] This is evident in that no one of the philosophers before the coming of Christ could, through his own powers, know God and the means necessary for salvation as well as any old woman since Christ’s coming knows Him through faith.

Thomas Aquinas, Catechical Instructions of St. Thomas Aquinas, trans. Joseph B. Collins (Fort Collins, CO: Roman Catholic Books, 1939), 4.