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Tim Pawl
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
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Many Christians seem to have difficulty in their worldview insofar as they affirm: (1) If a person cannot do something, then that person is not blameworthy for not doing that action, (2) No one has it within his or her power to acquire faith, and (3) Some individuals who do not have the virtue of faith are nevertheless blameworthy for not having faith. These propositions together appear to entail a contradiction. In this paper I show how the Christian philosopher, St. Thomas Aquinas, affirms these propositions but avoids the contradiction because of his understanding of faith, blame, and grace.
Keywords St. Thomas Aquinas  Blame  Christianity  Faith
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