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Divine Providence and Free-Will

In Book II of his De fide orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith), St. John Damascene (ca. 645-749) shows how each person is free to act in a universe ruled by Divine Providence. St. John makes this distinction between good and … Continue reading

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How Divine Providence Works

St. John Damascene (ca. 645-749) in Book II of his De fide orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith) explains how Divine Providence works: First, he defines Divine Providence as “the care that God takes over existing things.” He adds: “God therefore … Continue reading

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