Saturday, 21 May 2022

Primary and Secondary Causality

Lesson Fourteen in Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy, with Fr Dominic Legge, OP, JD, STL, STD, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Thomistic Institute.


Unlike every creature, God simply is. God is Being itself, and therefore absolutely uncaused. He is not simply in our world, he is the cause of our world. All things fundamentally depend on God for their very being. Therefore, God is a different type of cause than every other thing because he gives to other causes their very being.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to deletion if they are not germane. I have no problem with a bit of colourful language, but blasphemy or depraved profanity will not be allowed. Attacks on the Catholic Faith will not be tolerated. Comments will be deleted that are republican (Yanks! Note the lower case 'r'!), attacks on the legitimacy of Pope Francis as the Vicar of Christ (I know he's a material heretic and a Protector of Perverts, and I definitely want him gone yesterday! However, he is Pope, and I pray for him every day.), the legitimacy of the House of Windsor or of the claims of the Elder Line of the House of France, or attacks on the legitimacy of any of the currently ruling Houses of Europe.