By Kirk R. MacGregor
When Luis de Molina died in Madrid in 1600, he had each cause to think he used to be approximately to be anathametized through Pope Clement VIII. The Protestant Reformation was once splitting Europe, tribunals of the Inquisition met usually in a dozen Spanish towns, and the Pope had introduced a fee years prior to enquire Molina’s writings.
Molina was once ultimately vindicated, notwithstanding the choice got here seven years after his demise. within the centuries that Molina was once relegated to particularly minor prestige within the background of theology until eventually a renaissance of curiosity lately. His doctrine of God’s “middle knowledge,” specifically, has been appropriated through a few present philosophers and theologians, with apologist William Lane Craig calling it “one of the main fruitful theological rules ever conceived.”
In Luis de Molina: The existence and Theology of the founding father of center Knowledge, writer Kirk R. MacGregor outlines the most contours of Molina’s refined and far-reaching philosophical theology, overlaying his perspectives on God’s foreknowledge, salvation and predestination, poverty and obedience, and social justice. Drawing on writings of Molina by no means translated into English, MacGregor additionally offers perception into the reports that formed Molina, recounting the occasions of a existence absolutely as dramatic as any of the Protestant Reformers.
With implications for themes as wide-ranging as biblical inerrancy, construction and evolution, the connection among Christianity and global religions, the matter of evil, and quantum indeterminacy, Molina’s inspiration is still as clean and proper as ever. most importantly, possibly, it keeps to provide the opportunity of a rapprochement among Calvinism and Arminianism, a view of salvation that totally upholds either God’s predestination and human unfastened will.
As the 1st full-length paintings ever released on Molina, Kirk MacGregor’s Luis de Molina provides an available and insightful creation for students, scholars, and armchair theologians alike.
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Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge by Kirk R. MacGregor