smc 208 lec 13 oct 25

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University of Toronto St. George
St. Michael's College Courses

Smc 208 lec 13 oct 25 st  All the articles were from the 1 part of the second part o About god and god in himself as one as three and as the creator and his creation o The second part has to do with how human beings are to become the human beings that god intended us to be  And here is where we see grace, which helps us become what god intended us to be  God gave us grace through Christ (106 a1)  110 is about what is grace  Is grace something in us? Or is it god’s graciousness to us  Tq says its something that’s in us that transforms us and its purpose is to draw us closer to a intimate relationship with god o If you are going to have intimate relationship with someone there will be a trusting and sharing; we are going to have to share god’s very life o Its about knowing and loving god  relationship is on the base of knowledge and love; and we relate this to our mind and then to our will; two capacities within us  grace is elevens(elevate us) and smanas(heals us) o god wants to enable us in knowing him and love him beyond our physical human natural capacity. o Faith elevates the mind; the mind is lifted and open up to god and the will is the same thing and hope and love are in the will  Grace is not just hope faith and love or holy spirit moving us and leading us; he has this idea that in order t lift us up god in some way would modify our identity; so mind and will are capacities that come from the soul and grace is the elevating of the soul to produce the acts of love and faith  A lot of his arguments’ are not proven; his arguments’/replies are fitting, appropriate, convenient o He has great confidence in the rational way of god o Gods actions are not arbitrary they make sense o God respects what god makes and his far greater gift is that god to allow us to do things beyond our capacity o Grace can mean a touch of god’s inspiration o Actual graceacts by which god moves us, inspires us etc o But TQ is interested in habitual grace which is god moving us, inspiring, and by these
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