9) While this topic occupied his doctoral work, his subsequent De ente supernaturali also addressed the question of the relationship between grace and nature in general and in a way that again cuts a unique path between (or above) the diametrically opposed neo-Augustinianism of Henri de Lubac and the "extrinsicism" of the traditional Thomist commentators, much like his interpretation of Aquinas transcends the false dichotomy of Banezianism versus Molinism
One of the primary objections to simple foreknowledge, which rejects the counterfactuals on which Molinism
relies, is that it is not providentially useful.
A third approach is Molinism
, after the Jesuit scholar Luis de Molina of the late sixteenth century.
tended toward an extrinsic account of actual grace, thus delimiting any certainty that one could even experience the inspiration and strength of the Holy Spirit.
Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach" is a discussion of faith as Kenneth Keathley places the Calvinist principles that state God has control of all things in the world, and discusses it against Molinism
, a doctrine that believes God controls the world, but humanity has free will and control of their own destiny.
A Molinist-Anabaptist Systematic Theology is worth reading not only because of its level of scholarship, but also because of MacGregor's ambitious attempt at combining what he believes to be the best in philosophical theology, Molinism
, with the best in practical theology, Anabaptism.
55) Though well outside the scope of this article, a working definition of Molinism
is in order, insofar as Molinist versus Augustinian theologies of grace are really at the heart of the strictly theological quarrels separating Jesuits from Jansenists.
JENNIFER JENSEN, "The Grounding Objection to Molinism
In contrast to the Augustinian and rather pessimistic view of human nature formulated by Baius, who might be seen as a proto-Jansenist, molinism
implied a highly optimistic view of the role and capacities of the human will and intellect in gaining salvation.
Vanarrogan's lucid explanations may even inspire otherwise reluctant lecturers to tackle difficult topics such as Molinism
in a freshman course.
A final contribution gives two short texts by Bremond, one on unbelief under the Ancien Regime, the other on Molinism
, both prefaced by G.
The ninth and last category includes the notes probabile and probabilius for conclusions the certitude of which rests upon either their external authority or their internal nature, such as Molinism