"The good of the grace of one soul is greater than the good of the nature of the whole universe"
- St Thomas Aquinas Ia IIa, q.24, a. 3, ad 2

 
PREDESTINATION

by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O. P.

 
INDEX 1 - Index 2 - Index 3 - Index 4 - Index 5
     
    Preface
     
    Translator's Preface
     
   

PART 1 - THE TEACHING OF THE CHURCH AND THE THEOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

     
Ch 1
  Predestination according to Scripture
   
Ch 2
  The teaching of the Church
   
   
Ch 3
  Difficulties of the problem
   
Ch 4
  Classification of the theological systems
   
Ch 5
  St Augustine and his first disciples
   
 

PART 2 - THE PRINCIPAL SOLUTIONS OF THE PROBLEM

   
 

Section 1: Predestination according to the scholars of the middle ages

   
Ch 1
  The theologians prior to St Thomas
   
Ch 2
  Doctrinal principles of St Thomas
   
Ch 3
  Predestination according to St Thomas
   
Ch 4
  Scriptural background for the teaching of St Thomas
   
Ch 5
  Views of the first Thomists
   
Ch 6
  The teaching of Duns Scotus
   
 

Section 2: Predestination according to the tenets of Protestantism and Jansenism

   
Ch 1
  Protestantism
   
Ch 2
  Baianism and Jansenism
   
 

Section 3: Predestination according to the teaching of the post-Tridentine theologians

   
Ch 1
  The theory advocated by Molina
   
Ch 2
  The congruism of St Robert Bellarmine and Suarez
   
Ch 3
  The congruism of the Sorbonne
   
Ch 4
  The teaching of the post-Tridentine Augustinians
   
Ch 5
  The teaching of the post-Tridentine Thomists
   
  Synthesis
   
Ch 1
  Definition of predestination
   
Ch 2
  The cause of predestination
   
Ch 3
  The motive for reprobation
   
Ch 4
  On the certainty of predestination
   
Ch 5
  Conclusion
     
   

PART 3 - GRACE AND ITS EFFICACY

     
Ch 1
  Efficacious grace and sufficient grace according to Scripture and the declarations of the Church
   
Ch 2
  The divine motion in general
   
Ch 3
  What physical premotion is not
   
Ch 4
  Physical premotion according to classic Thomism
   
Ch 5
  Conformity with the mind of St Thomas
   
Ch 6
  Ways in which physical premotion operates
   
Ch 7
  Arguments for physical premotion
   
Ch 8
  The divine motion and the freedom of our salutary acts
   
Ch 9
  The physical act of sin
   
Appendix 1
  Efficacious grace and salutary acts easy to perform
   
Appendix 2
  The opinion of Father Billot, S.J., on the divine motion
   
Appendix 3
  Some objections against premotion
   
Appendix 4
  Dr H. Schwamm's recent work
     
     
   
(This work was transcribed by "Alex". Say a prayer for him.)
     

 

"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "

Thomas Kempis

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"Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars."

Thomas Kempis

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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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