Video – Fr. Peter – The Golden Thread #7: Scotus on the Human and Divine Will
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Fr. Peter continues his discourse on the thought of Bl. John Duns Scotus. Scotus' thoughts on the freedom of the will aren't as shaky as some contemporary theologians would have us believe. He did not follow the heretical teachings of William of Occum. Scotus distinguished between the perfect will of God and the imperfect will of man, and we must be aware of this distinction when we attempt to compare God to ourselves. The basis of our personhood, our freedom, and our dignity lies in our will, and freedom itself is not license: it is the ability to guard and foster virtue, and it was never accomplished so perfectly in a human being as it was accomplished in Mary. Listen to this fascinating talk given by the master of Scotus and the Mother of God.