Providence in St. Albert the Great
Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 66, Issue 154, 2017, pages. 275-302
In these pages, we expose the main traits of the doctrine of providence of Saint Albert the Great, according to his systematic works, mainly his Summa of Theology. His discussion follows clearly the guidelines of the Summa of Alexander of Hales, in order to delve into the set of problems faced by theological tradition over the centuries. Albert also restates the reflections of different authors like Boethius or Saint John of Damascus and he gives his personal solution to the complex questions of providence, destiny and contingency of the world.
Free will, fate, contingency and necessity, evil.