Divine Providence: The Molinist Account Revised Edition  -     By: Thomas P. Flint
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Divine Providence: The Molinist Account Revised Edition

Cornell University Press / 2006 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.9 X 0.66 (inches)
ISBN: 0801473365
ISBN-13: 9780801473364
Series: Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

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Thomas P. Flint develops and defends the idea of divine providence sketched by Luis de Molina, the sixteenth-century Jesuit theologian. The Molinist account of divine providence reconciles two claims long thought to be incompatible: that God is the all-knowing governor of the universe and that individual freedom can prevail only in a universe free of absolute determinism. The Molinist concept of middle knowledge holds that God knows, though he has no control over, truths about how any individual would freely choose to act in any situation, even if the person never encounters that situation. Given such knowledge, God can be truly providential while leaving his creatures genuinely free. Divine Providence is by far the most detailed and extensive presentation of the Molinist view ever written.Middle knowledge is hotly debated in philosophical theology, and the controversy spills over into metaphysics and moral philosophy as well. Flint ably defends the concept against its most influential contemporary critics, and shows its importance to Christian practice. With particular originality and sophistication, he applies Molinism to such aspects of providence as prayer, prophecy, and the notion of papal infallibility, teasing out the full range of implications for traditional Christianity.

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