scientia media
(Lat., middle knowledge) The special way God has of knowing the truth about future events, which is supposed to reconcile his present knowledge of them with the possibility that they depend upon real, open choices. The key idea is that there is a simultaneous act of God's giving grace and the individual freely accepting it, rather than a prior donation of grace that determines the individual's acceptance. The concept was elaborated in the Concordia of Luis de Molina (1535–1600) and was the cause of fierce controversy with the followers of Aquinas, who objected that the efficacy of divine grace cannot depend upon us. See also omniscience.

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  • Scientia media — Sciẹntia media   [lateinisch] die, , katholische Dogmatik: das Wissen Gottes um das bedingt Wirkliche. Der durch den Molinismus eingeführte Begriff beschreibt das Wissen, durch das Gott im Voraus alle Handlungen erkenne, die der Mensch aufgrund… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scientia media —    (lat. = mittleres Wissen), eine Bezeichnung im Gnadensystem des Molinismus für ein Wissen Gottes, der in seiner Allwissenheit erkenne, wasfüreine bedingt zukünftige freie Handlung ein Geschöpf setzen würde, logisch vorgängig zu einem Entschluß …   Neues Theologisches Wörterbuch

  • Scientia media —  (лат. срединное знание) термин, введенный испанским иезуитским (см. Иезуиты) теологом Луисом де Молина ( 1535 1600), к рый пытался согласовать божественное провидение и человеческую свободу. Срединное знание это Божественное знание вещей, не… …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • scientia media —    see knowledge, middle …   Christian Philosophy

  • Scientĭa — (lat., Scienz), Wissen, Wissenschaft, Kenntniß. S. media dei, in der scholastischen Theologie die Kenntniß, welche Gott auch von dem Möglichen od. dem hat, was an sich od. unter gewissen Bedingungen hätte geschehen können, aber nicht geschehen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Molinism — • The name used to denote one of the systems which purpose to reconcile grace and free will Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Molinism     Molinism      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nature and Attributes of God —     The Nature and Attributes of God     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Nature and Attributes of God     I. As Known Through Natural Reason     A. Infinity of God     B. Unity or Unicity of God     C. Simplicity of God     D. Divine Personality… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Controversies on Grace —     Controversies on Grace     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Controversies on Grace     These are concerned chiefly with the relation between grace and free will. How can the all persuasiveness of grace, which imposes such a potent influence on the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Free Will — • The question of free will, moral liberty, or the liberum arbitrium of the Schoolmen, ranks amongst the three or four most important philosophical problems of all time Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Free Will     Free Will …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Predestination — • Those divine decrees which have reference to the supernatural end of rational beings, especially of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Predestination     Predestination …   Catholic encyclopedia

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