Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism?
(07-20-2011, 11:37 AM)Silouan Wrote:
(07-20-2011, 12:17 AM)Melkite Wrote:
(07-19-2011, 08:09 PM)Gregory I Wrote: What would it take for the Catholic Church to return to its Augustinian roots and abandon the Molinism that has seemed to seep in like an oil spill?

I am not a fan of Molinism because it fails to taker seriously not only At. Augustine, but also Saint Thomas; both of whom were basically the theological foundations of the western Church, both of whom taught God's unconditional election of man to salvation, and conditional election to damnation.

Molinism seems soft and kinda wimpy.

What would it take?

That's dumb, I could just as easily say "what would it take for the Catholic Church to return to its Apostolic roots and abandon Augustinianism and Thomism?"  The Catholic Church doesn't have Augustinian roots because he only had one perspective that was adopted only in the West.  Neither he nor St. Thomas Aquinas speak for the Catholic Church as a whole.

And why would you base all your theology off of only one Father anyway?

It has been fascinating to observe that on this forum St Augustine and especially St Thomas are quoted so much more often that any other saints.

Put your money where your mouth is.  Bring some quotations from other fathers to the table.  It is edifying to see their doctrine.

I love reading St. John Chrysostom, but I do not know off-hand how he treated this matter, I'll take a look at his homilies on Romans later.

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Re: Can we extricate ourselves from Molinism? - by Christus Imperat - 07-20-2011, 11:40 AM

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