Augustine limits the Old Covenant to temporal, earthly promises and argues that OT saints were saved by the New Covenant.
Aquinas followed Augustine on this point, citing him several times in Summa Theologica I-II, 106-107 (Old “Law” = Old Covenant; New “Law” = New Covenant).
Grace and peace!
I came across a very intersting passage in Expositio in Symbolum Apostolorum, Thomas Aquinas. Talking about the death of Christ he says:
"Fourthly, we incur the punishment due to sin. For the justice of God demands that whosoever sins must be punished. This punishment...
This helpful academic journal article from Dr. Ronald N. Frost delineates the role played by Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics in fostering the medieval scholasticism that the Protestant Reformers sought to replace with a purer Augustinian theology.
Crucial topics explored within Aristotle’s...
justification by grace alone through faith alone