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Perfect Will Theology And Human Freedom

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Perfect Will theology leads to infinitely many possible worlds and centers on contingency and freedom. The best way to study their arguments is to consider their concept of human freedom first, which combines power to the contrary with intentionality. Second, we will relate human freedom respectively to eternal and actual providence, since God in his eternal providence establishes the futurition of free human acts by his decision and realizes them in his actual providence or in concurrence with his creatures by his ordained power. Regarding eternal providence, the main issue will be how this futurition to one act preserves freedom with power to the contrary, and regarding actual providence that realizes this particular act, ones own intentionality or self-determination will be considered. In this chapter we draw on historical texts, but intend a systematic discussion of divine an.

Keywords: divine; human freedom; theology



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