Thank you for subscribing to Annotated Thomist...check back each day for a new section of St. Thomas' corpus, annotated and summarized. (FREE TRIAL FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS!!!)
If you need more personalized help reading the Summa, I am available for 1-on-1 sessions, here.
cf., Sent.II.D1.Q2.A2.Rep4; SCG1.C100-101
This question acts as the crown and pinnacle of the Tractatus de Deo Uno in the Summa Theologica, as it also does in the Summa Contra Gentiles. For, just as the tract begins with the judgment that God is ipsum esse as the terminus of the proofs for the existence of God, from which he draws forth all the attributes of God, so does it return back to a judgment made that "God is blessed" from what has been enumerated.
First, we must determinate the meaning of the term "beatitude."