> Although I will readily admit that this view I just expressed is based > upon me piecing together bits and pieces of scantily gathered knowledge > rather than any real expertize on my part. So any accusation that I > don't know what I am talking about could be well placed at this point.
There was a theological issue involved. The Franciscans held the view that angels had a spiritual body, and the Dominicans, led by Aquinas, that they were purely incoporeral. So that raised questions about the relationship of incoporeal angels to the material world.