Theology 202: Creation and Providence

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THL202 Reading Packet

In Theology 202: Creation and Providence we strive to understand God as the origin and goal of all creatures and their sovereign ruler. We ask about the meaning of “creation” and explore the creation of the invisible world of the angels, the visible cosmos, and especially man, the summit of the material world because he is made “unto the image and likeness of God.” Particular attention is given to the manifestation of God’s goodness in the perfections of creatures, and especially in the gift of sanctifying grace and the theological virtues to men. Also taken up is the question of evil in the perspective of Divine Providence.

Materials Used

  • St. Thomas Aquinas. Compendium Theologiae in Opuscula I: Treatises. Green Bay, WI: The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine, 2018.
  • The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version. Second Catholic Edition. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006.
  • Selected further readings

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