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Providence [Paperback]

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Pages   389
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.21" Width: 5.53" Height: 1.19"
Weight:   1.17 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 20, 1998
Publisher   Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN  0895556332  
EAN  9780895556332  

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Here, the eminent theologian Garrigou-Lagrange explains Divine Providence in both its deep doctrinal foundations and in its workings in our daily lives. Unlike modern theologians, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange holds that the salvation of souls is more important than anything else. This great book demonstrates an entire philosophy of life based on the firm rock of confidence in God's Providence for us - which in turn is a position based solidly on Catholic doctrine. Further this book demonstrates how we can have the confidence and joy of the Saints, even amid the trials of this earth, which is one of the great paradoxes of the Catholic way of life.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., was born in 1877 and is held as one of the greatest Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. He focused his writings against the error of Modernism, which denied the objective truth of Divine revelation, as well as on apologetics, including philosophy. In total, he authored over five hundred books and articles, and wrote as a thorough Thomist. Among Father Garrigou-Lagrange s numerous works are The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Christian Perfection and Contemplation, Christ the Savior, and God, His Existence and Nature. He died in 1964.

Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange lived in Rome. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange was born in 1877 and died in 1964.

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Great treatment of the meaning of Divine Providence  May 30, 2008
Lagrange's thorough discussion of the mystery of God's Providence is rich and enlightening. Although some his theology is a bit outdated, it is still a classic study of an important theme that touches all our lives.
God's Sovereignty and our Good  Feb 8, 2006
This work by Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange is more accessible than his work on Predestination. The two themes are somewhat related, but providence examines the meaning of God's sovereignty over all creation and history for us His creatures. The first two sections of the book are an examination of God's nature and perfections and how this necessitates His absolute control of all events, even the slightest or least significant. Because God is supremely good we can therefore have confidence in His providence and good will toward us. He quotes Bossuet who said we are much better off trusting our eternal salvation to God than trying to insure it ourselves. This should give the Christian much confidence and courage in the daily trials of life, knowing that all things work together for the good of those who love God.
The third, fourth, and fifth sections of the book deal specifically with providence
and its bearing on the spiritual life. Great emphasis is placed upon how God's justice and mercy are manifested through His providence and how both of these aspects of His nature join in bringing about our conversion and growth in grace. A trusting abandonment to God's providence is the key to our relationship with God as our loving Father.
While I enjoyed this work by Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange, it did not impress me as much as his work on Predestination. Much of what was said was covered already in that earlier work, but for those who would like something with less theological terminology, Providence is more reader friendly.
Classic work on God's creation and our response.  Jun 12, 2000
Arguably the best treatment of the Catholic doctrine of Providence: how God governs the world, to what purpose, and how we should respond. Rooted in Scripture and the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, this book offers solid doctrine, clearly expressed, to anyone seeking to discern and follow God's will. I try to read the fourth chapter every couple of years, where Garrigou-Lagrange explains when we should accept our circumstances, as coming from God, and when we should seek to change them. I recommend this book to all those who tend to worry too often and too much.

As a point of interest, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange taught at the Angelicum in Rome from 1909 until 1960, and the future Pope John-Paul II was one of his students.


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