"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.)
     

 

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