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MOTION

In Thomistic philosophy any passage from potency to act. Therefore any change and any acquisition of perfection are motion. Every creature is by its essence subject to motion because it is finite. Only God is the immovable Mover because, while he changes all things, he remains unchanged.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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