A modest objection: Neo-Thomism and God as a cause among causes

Bethany Sollereder*

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This paper raises a question about one of the principal assumptions of some neo-Thomist approaches to divine action: that it is always inappropriate to conceive of God as one agent among others. To do so, it is claimed, is to reduce God's position from that of Creator to that of a creature. However, this seems an odd position to take in light of the Incarnation. I suggest that after the divine humility displayed in the Incarnation, conceiving God as one agent among others is not as theologically problematic as it is initially represented by some neo-Thomists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalTheology and Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • aquinas
  • David Burrell
  • Denis Edwards
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • incarnation
  • Neo-Thomism
  • special divine action


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