This has a great deal of relevance for Molinist
studies, primed by Plantinga's 'rediscovery' of middle knowledge.
Pompilia as Molinist
sympathizers, he was subversively appropriating the
It just so happens that the dominant trend in much neoscholastic theology, promoted as it was by the Jesuits, was Molinist
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.
After a prolegomena that offers the background to Molinism and Anabaptism--including a brilliant deconstruction of the Augustinian notion of original sin--MacGregor proceeds in two major directions: Molinist
philosophical theology and evangelical Anabaptist practical theology.
connections between Arminius's pastoral experience and his doctrinal ideas, or for transconfessional influences, such as the Molinist
debate within the Catholic Church, could have put Arminius's thought in an illuminating perspective.
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, there was a controversy between Molinist
Jesuits and Dominicans regarding the relationship of divine grace with man's free will.
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.
Besides, it is necessary that he defend man's freedom, since elsewhere he makes the abuse of this freedom the cause of moral evil: he absolutely has to be a Molinist
if he is not to be a Manichean"; to Malesherbes, March 1761, CC 8:237; compare CC 8:120; St.
Fie departed the following year precisely because of disagreements over Suarezian and Molinist
interpretations of Aquinas.
At times Bireley uses terms--for example, Molinist
(142)--that he only defines further on (188, two chapters later): altogether minor annoyances in an admirable work.
One might also add, for the historical record, that it is simply not the case, as Kolakowski asserts, that the "Roman Church" effectively abandoned Augustine's theology of predestination in favor of Molinist