A controvérsia teológica sobre a «Scientia Media» e a liberdade humana nas «Quaestiones Selectae ex penitiore Theologia» do Oratoriano João Baptista

Translated title of the contribution: The theological controversy over “Scientia Media” and human freedom in the “Quaestiones Selectae ex penitiore Theologia” by the Oratorian João Baptista

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Abstract

The main purpose of this article was to expose the fundamental content of an unpublished manuscript by the oratorian João Baptista, in which controversial theological issues are exposed, regarding the middle science, a conception that was defended by Luís de Molina in his work Concordia. The thought of Father João Baptista has been little studied. On the philosophical plane, the most renowned work is that which, using Aristotelian logic and physics, develops a doctrine that opens up to modernity. The theological work that is the object of this study, on the other hand, evaluates the problem of ‘middle science’ by articulating it with grace and divine providence. We tried to investigate Father Baptista's ideas regarding the validity of this middle science and the repercussions it had in the 18th century, to justify the importance of the Oratorian for the progress of portuguese theological science.
Translated title of the contributionThe theological controversy over “Scientia Media” and human freedom in the “Quaestiones Selectae ex penitiore Theologia” by the Oratorian João Baptista
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)35-55
Number of pages21
JournalEphata
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Scientia media
  • Conditional science
  • Future contingents
  • Molinism
  • Fundamental Theology

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