Cesareo, Giulio
December 2009
Miscellanea Francescana;2009, Vol. 109 Issue 2, p519
Academic Journal
While this article presupposes the debate that spanned several centuries over the relationship between divine initiative and human freedom, the author focuses on how divine providence, understood as God the Father's continual sustenance for the redemption of his children, is ordered to arouse, above all, the collaborative activity of the believer in the action of grace paving the way to salvation. Because the providential God speaks to men as friends, he does not propose to them a simple execution of his plans, but He urges them to choose freely to participate through faith in the divine plan and its execution, and to create something new by participating actively in the divine initiative of salvation.


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