Thomism and Predestination

Thomism and Predestination
Author: Steven A. Long,Roger W. Nutt,Thomas Josepth White
Publsiher: Catholic University of America Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 9781932589795
ISBN 13: 1932589791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Grace Predestination and the Permission of Sin

Grace  Predestination  and the Permission of Sin
Author: O'Neil
Publsiher: Catholic University of America Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0813232546
ISBN 13: 9780813232546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grace Predestination and the Permission of Sin Book Review:

Grace, Predestination, and the Permission of Sin seeks to analyze a revisionist movement within Thomism in the 20th century over and against the traditional or classical Thomistic commentatorial treatment of physical premotion, grace, and the permission of sin, especially as these relate to the mysteries of predestination and reprobation. The over-arching critique leveled by the revisionists against the classic treatment is that Bañezian scholasticism had disregarded the dissymmetry between the line of good (God's causation of salutary acts) and the line of evil (God's permission of defect and sin). The teaching of St. Thomas is explored via intimate consideration of his texts. The thought of St. Thomas is then compared with the work of Domingo Bañez and the foremost 'Bañezian' of the 20th century, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. The work then shifts to a consideration of the major players of the revisionist treatment, including Francisco Marín-Sola, Jacques Maritain, and Bernard Lonergan. Jean-Herve Nicolas is also taken up as one who had held both accounts during his lifetime. The work analyzes and critiques the revisionist theories according to the fundamental tenets of the classical account. Upon final analysis, it seeks to show that the classical account sufficiently distances God's causal role in regard to free salutary acts and His non-causal role in regard to free sinful acts. Moreover, the revisionist account presents significant metaphysical problems and challenges major tenets of classical theism, such as the divine omnipotence, simplicity, and the exhaustive nature of divine providence. Finally, the implications of the traditional view are considered in light of the spiritual life. It is argued that the classical account is the only one which provides an adequate theological foundation for the Church's robust mystical and spiritual tradition, and in particular, the abandonment to divine providence.

The Mystery of Predestination

The Mystery of Predestination
Author: John Salza
Publsiher: TAN Books
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2010-04-02
ISBN 10: 0895559714
ISBN 13: 9780895559715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery of Predestination Book Review:

How can an all-loving God choose some people for eternal salvation while permitting others to fall away? Doesn't God offer the same amount of saving grace to everyone? Isn't predestination a Protestant doctrine? In The Mystery of Predestination , author and apologist John Salza, seeks to answer these questions, and others, about that most ineffable and confounding of Christian beliefs: that God chooses to infallibly direct certain people to salvation but not others. Drawing deeply upon Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, Salza says that a proper Catholic understanding of the doctrine of predestination is interconnected with two other central mysteries: the ability of mankind to choose freely to accept or reject God's saving grace, and the inability of mankind to accept God's grace without first being moved by His grace from within. By holding these truths always before us we can see how God may predestine His elect to heaven but never desire that anyone go to hell. We can also achieve a new clarity and depth of insight into a profound Christian truth: God is the primary mover in salvation. It is He who chooses, seeks, and saves us. Meticulously researched and written in a scholarly yet accessible style, The Mystery of Predestination is perfect for the serious Catholic who is confused by Bible verses or Magisterial statements in favor of predestination (and never hears about it in Sunday sermons), or who wants to defend Catholic truth against Calvinist error, and is seeking clear, traditional, and Thomistic answers. Or, indeed, for any thoughtful Christian who wants to come to terms with what the Bible teaches about the fundamental truths of our salvation.

The Incarnate Lord

The Incarnate Lord
Author: Thomas Joseph White
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0813227453
ISBN 13: 9780813227450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Incarnate Lord Book Review:

The Incarnate Lord, then, considers central themes in Christology from a metaphysical perspective. Particular attention is given to the hypostatic union, the two natures of Christ, the knowledge and obedience of Jesus, the passion and death of Christ, his descent into hell, and resurrection. A central concern of the book is to argue for the perennial importance of ontological principles of Christology inherited from patristic and scholastic authors. However, the book also seeks to advance an interpretation of Thomistic Christology in a modern context. The teaching Aquinas, then, is central to the study, but it is placed in conversation with various modern theologians, such as Karl Barth, Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Ultimately the goal of the work is to suggest how traditional Catholic theology might thrive under modern conditions, and also develop fruitfully from engaging in contemporary controversies.

Reality

Reality
Author: Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN 10: 9781635489903
ISBN 13: 1635489903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality Book Review:

Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange was one of the most prominent thomistic neoscholastic theologians of the early and mid-twentieth century. This volume is his attempt to summarize a philosophical and theological worldview by interpreting the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas and his successors: Reality is seen in light of the central doctrines of the Trinity, of Creation, and of the Incarnation of the Son as Jesus Christ, in Whom humankind is drawn into the life of the Triune God. Garrigou-Lagrange presents 24 thomistic theses as a lens through which to view salvation, the Sacraments, the Mother of the Redeemer, and the spiritual life whereby the divine image is restored in the soul. This work is of interest to any who wish to enhance their understanding of the Catholic theological tradition through an acquaintance with this major and often controversial figure.

The Cleansing of the Heart

The Cleansing of the Heart
Author: Reginald Lynch
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0813229448
ISBN 13: 9780813229447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cleansing of the Heart Book Review:

Recalling the Biblical and Patristic roots of the Church's sacramental identity, the Second Vatican Council calls the Church the 'visible sacrament' of that unity offered through Christ (LG 9). 'Sacrament' in this sense not only describes who the Church is, but what she does. In this regard, the Council Fathers were careful to establish a strong connection between the symbolic nature of the Church's sacraments and their effect on those who received them. Reginald Lynch is concerned with the cleansing of the heart—a phrase borrowed from St. Augustine and employed by Aquinas, which describes the effects that natural elements such as water or bread have on the human person when taken up by the Church as sacramental signs. Aquinas' approach to sacramental efficacy is unique for its integration of diverse theological topics such as Christology, merit, grace, creation and instrumentality. While all of these topics will be considered to some extent, the primary focus of The Cleansing of the Heart is the sacraments understood as instrumental causes of grace. This volume provides the historical context for understanding the development of sacramental causality as a theological topic in the scholastic period, emphasizing the unique features of Aquinas' response to this question. Following this, relevant texts from Aquinas' early and later work are examined, noting Aquinas' development and integration of the idea of sacramental causality in his later work. The Cleansing of the Heart concludes by contrasting alternatives to Aquinas' theory of sacramental causality that subsequently emerged. The rise of humanism introduced many changes within rhetoric and philosophy of language that had a profound effect on some theologians during the Modern period. This book provides historical context for understanding the most prominent of these theories in contrast to Aquinas, and examines some of their theological implications.

Predestination

Predestination
Author: R. Garrigou Lagrange
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781508849070
ISBN 13: 1508849072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predestination Book Review:

In the first part of this book our studies will be concerned with the meaning of predestination according to Scripture and the teaching of the Church. Then we shall consider the principal difficulties of the problem, the method to be followed, the classification of the theological systems, and the stand taken by St. Augustine. In the second part we shall give the history of the various solutions of the great problem, insisting upon the teaching of St. Thomas, which we shall compare with the tentative solutions proposed by theologians of later date, and especially with the solutions proposed by the post-Tridentine theologians. In the third part we shall treat of grace, especially of efficacious grace, by which the effects of predestination are realized in this life. These are vocation, justification, and merit. We shall make a special study of efficacious grace in its relation to sufficient grace that is offered and even given to all. The scope of this book from beginning to end is the reconciliation of the two principles of divine predilection and possible salvation for all. On the one hand, "no one thing would be better than another, if God did not will greater good for one than for another." 8 On the other hand, God never commands what is impossible, but makes it possible for all who have come to the use of reason to fulfil the precepts that are of obligation, at the time they are of obligation, when and as these are known by them. The intimate reconciliation of these two principles is beyond our power of perception. Before our admission to the beatific vision, this would be impossible for any created intellect, either angelic or human. But we must attach equal importance to both principles. They counteract each other, and the history of theology as well as a thorough knowledge of the teaching of St. Thomas, enables us to estimate each principle at its true value, so that we vaguely foresee how infinite mercy, justice, and sovereign liberty are intimately reconciled in the eminence of the Deity, or of the intimate life of God.

Grace Predestination and the Salvific Will of God

Grace  Predestination  and the Salvific Will of God
Author: William George Most
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2004-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780931888663
ISBN 13: 0931888662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grace Predestination and the Salvific Will of God Book Review:

Those interested in freedom should begin by clearly meditating on the foundation of views of the Western conception of freedom: chiefly, the Christian tradition. In this exhaustive study, Fr. William Most examines questions of predestination in the light of Divine Revelation of Holy Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church, with aid of the writings of the Church Fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis

Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis
Author: Jordan Ballor,Matthew Gaetano,David Sytsma
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN 10: 9004409300
ISBN 13: 9789004409309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis Book Review:

An exploration of post-Reformation inter-confessional theological exchange between Reformed, Dominican, Arminian, and Jesuit theologians on controversial soteriological topics. These essays bring theological works into meaningful points of contact in a European-wide struggle with the legacy of Augustine.

The Light of Christ

The Light of Christ
Author: Thomas Joseph White
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 0813229715
ISBN 13: 9780813229713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Light of Christ Book Review:

The Light of Christ provides an accessible presentation of Catholicism that is grounded in traditional theology, but engaged with a host of contemporary questions or objections. Inspired by the theologies of Iranaeus, Thomas Aquinas and John Henry Newman, and rooted in a post-Vatican II context, Fr. Thomas Joseph White presents major doctrines of the Christian religion in a way that is comprehensible for non-specialists: knowledge of God, the mystery of the Trinity, the Incarnation and the atonement, the sacraments and the moral life, eschatology and prayer. At the same time, The Light of Christ also addresses topics such as evolution, the modern historical study of Jesus and the Bible, and objections to Catholic moral teaching. Touching on the concerns of contemporary readers, Fr. White examines questions such as whether Christianity is compatible with the findings of the modern sciences, do historical Jesus studies disrupt or confirm the teaching of the faith, and does history confirm the antiquity of Catholic claims. This book serves as an excellent introduction for young professionals with no specialized background in theology who are interested in learning more about Catholicism, or as an introduction to Catholic theology. It will also serve as a helpful text for theology courses in a university context. As Fr. White states in the book’s introduction: “This is a book that offers itself as a companion. I do not presume to argue the reader into the truths of the Catholic faith, though I will make arguments. My goal is to make explicit in a few broad strokes the shape of Catholicism. I hope to outline its inherent intelligibility or form as a mystery that is at once visible and invisible, ancient and contemporary, mystical and reasonable.”

Predestination

Predestination
Author: Matthew Levering
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN 10: 0199604525
ISBN 13: 9780199604524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predestination Book Review:

A fresh introduction to and detailed exploration of the doctrine of predestination, exploring its New Testament foundations and its historical development through the thought of 16 key theologians and philosophers from the early church through to the present day.

Predestination Free Will

Predestination   Free Will
Author: David Basinger,Randall Basinger
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780830876594
ISBN 13: 0830876596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predestination Free Will Book Review:

If God is in control, are people really free? This question has bothered Christians for centuries. And answers have covered a wide spectrum. Today Christians still disagree. Those who emphasize human freedom view it as a reflection of God's self-limited power. Others look at human freedom in the order of God's overall control. David and Randall Basinger have put this age-old question to four scholars trained in theology and philosophy. John Feinberg of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Norman Geisler of Dallas Theological Seminary focus on God's specific sovereignty. Bruce Reichenbach of Augsburg College and Clark Pinnock of McMaster Divinity College insist that God must limit his control to ensure our freedom. Each writer argues for his perspective and applies his theory to two practical case studies. Then the other writers respond to each of the major essays, exposing what they see as fallacies and hidden assumptions. A lively and provocative volume.

The Catholic Doctrine of Predestination from Luther to Jansenius

The Catholic Doctrine of Predestination from Luther to Jansenius
Author: Guido Stucco
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1493197606
ISBN 13: 9781493197606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Doctrine of Predestination from Luther to Jansenius Book Review:

The doctrine of predestination was one of the most discussed topics in the period that goes from the beginning of the Reformation to the end of the XVII century. In this book, Guido Stucco provides a nuanced and thorough description of the unfolding of events, doctrinal developments and controversies surrounding this complex doctrine.

Wisdom in the Fact of Modernity

Wisdom in the Fact of Modernity
Author: Thomas Joseph White
Publsiher: Catholic University of America Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN 10: 9781932589771
ISBN 13: 1932589775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Short History of Thomism

A Short History of Thomism
Author: Romanus Cessario
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2005-02-01
ISBN 10: 081321386X
ISBN 13: 9780813213866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Thomism Book Review:

Using carefully selected resources, Romanus Cessario has composed a short account of the history of the Thomist tradition as it manifests itself through the more than seven hundred years that have elapsed since the death of Saint Thomas

The Doctrine of Predestination in Catholic Scholasticism

The Doctrine of Predestination in Catholic Scholasticism
Author: Guido Stucco
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 9781976353154
ISBN 13: 1976353157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doctrine of Predestination in Catholic Scholasticism Book Review:

The author summarizes the views of medieval theologians from the XIII to the XV centuries

Thomas and the Thomists

Thomas and the Thomists
Author: Romanus Cessario, OP,Cajetan Cuddy, OP
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 1506405967
ISBN 13: 9781506405964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas and the Thomists Book Review:

Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274) is one of the most important thinkers in the history of western civilization. A philosopher and theologian, a priest and preacher, Aquinas bequeathed to the world an enduring synthesis of philosophy, theology, and Christian spirituality. Aquinas championed the integration of faith and action, sound doctrine and right living, orthodoxy and orthopraxy. From the thirteenth century through the present day, his legacy has served as a blessing for the church and beyond. In the nearly eight hundred years since Aquinas’s death, his thought has been studied, interpreted, criticized, reinvigorated, and anointed as the exemplar of Catholic theology. Thomas and the Thomists, a new volume in the Mapping the Tradition series, serves as an introduction to the life of Aquinas, the major contours of his teaching, and the lasting contribution he made to Christian thought. Romanus Cessario and Cajetan Cuddy also outline the history of the Thomist tradition—the great school of Aquinas’s interpreters—from the medieval era through the revival of the Thomist heritage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume affords its readers a working guide to understanding the history of Aquinas and his expositors as well as to grasping their significance for us today.

Grace Predestination and the Salvific Will of God

Grace  Predestination  and the Salvific Will of God
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 691
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:908966130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Faith Comes from What Is Heard An Introduction to Fundamental Theology

Faith Comes from What Is Heard  An Introduction to Fundamental Theology
Author: Lawrence Feingold
Publsiher: Emmaus Academic
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1941447813
ISBN 13: 9781941447819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Comes from What Is Heard An Introduction to Fundamental Theology Book Review:

Faith Comes from What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology informs both the heart and mind as it brings together dogmatic and biblical theology, the Thomistic tradition, the teachings of the Fathers of the Church, and the contemporary Magisterium. Drawing heavily upon the works of St. Thomas Aquinas, Bl. John Henry Newman, Joseph Ratzinger, and St. John Paul II, the author examines the foundations of Catholic theology, or Fundamental Theology, “which is theology’s reflection on itself as a discipline, its method, and its foundation in God’s Revelation transmitted to us through Scripture and Tradition.” Although Faith Comes from What Is Heard is useful for all Catholics who want to understand the foundations of their faith, it is specifically designed to serve as a textbook for courses in Fundamental Theology in seminaries and in graduate and undergraduate programs in theology. It can also serve as a textbook for introductory theology and Scripture courses. The topics covered in Faith Comes from What Is Heard include: Revelation and FaithTheologyTradition and the MagisteriumBiblical Hermeneuticsthe Historicity of the Gospelsand Biblical Typology

God s Grace and Human Action

God s Grace and Human Action
Author: Joseph P. Wawrykow
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1996-01-08
ISBN 10: 026809683X
ISBN 13: 9780268096830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Grace and Human Action Book Review:

Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God's Grace and Human Action brings new scholarship and insights to the issue of merit in Aquinas's theology. Through a careful historical analysis, Joseph P. Wawrykow delineates the precise function of merit in Aquinas's account of salvation. Wawrykow accounts for the changes in Thomas's teaching on merit from the early Scriptum on the Sentences of Peter Lombard to the later Summa theologiae in two ways. First, he demonstrates how the teaching of the Summa theologiae discloses the impact of Thomas's profound encounter with the later writings of Augustine on predestination and grace. Second, Wawrykow notes the implications of Thomas's mature theological judgment that merit is best understood in the context of the plan of divine wisdom. The portrayal of merit in sapiential terms in the Summa permits Thomas to insist that the attainment of salvation through merit testifies not only to the dignity of the human person but even more to the goodness of God.