the terms " apex mentis " and " scintilla " (also " synderesis"' or o"vvr'iip ats) to describe the faculty of mystic intuition..
vvvriprtats, from QuvTr)pEiv, to look after, take care of), but synderesis is the commoner form.
The term synderesis, however, is not found till Jerome, who in dealing with Ezek.
Here apparently synderesis and conscience (o vv€LSrtacs) are equivalent.
By the schoolmen, however, the terms were differentiated, conscience being the practical envisaging of good and evil actions; synderesis being, so to speak, the tendency toward good in thought and action.