Revista Española de Teología 79:419-454 (2019)

David Torrijos-Castrillejo
Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso
According to Aquinas, divine omniscience, omnipotence and providence, do not contradict the existence of either true contingency in the natural world or freedom but, on the contrary, they support them. In short, the two peculiarities of the doctrine of providence in St. Thomas here exposed are: first, that God's will is the ultimate foundation of all contingency (and not merely the deficiency of secondary causes); second, that the divine causality cannot be reduced to any of the two groups of created causes (necessary or contingent) but it is only known to us by analogy.
Keywords Providence  Causality  Contingence  Free Will and Determinism  Necessity  Chance  Boethius  Thomism  Theism  Divine Will
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