Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On The Last Things
Q[91] Of The Quality Of The World After The Judgment
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We must next discuss the quality which the world and those who rise again will have after the judgment. Here a threefold matter offers itself to our consideration: (1) The state and quality of the world; (2) The state of the blessed; (3) The state of the wicked.

Under the first head there are five points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether there will be a renewal of the world?

A[2] Whether the movement of the heavenly bodies will cease?

A[3] Whether the heavenly bodies will be more brilliant?

A[4] Whether the elements will receive an additional clarity?

A[5] Whether the animals and plants will remain?