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Molina, Luis de
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(Sep 1535, Cuenca, Spain – Oct 12, 1600, Madrid) became a Jesuit in 1553 and studied philosophy as well as theology. He initally taught philosophy in Coimbra and theology in Evora from 1568. He was professor of moral theology at the Jesuit college in Madrid in the year of his death. In addition to making significant contributions to the fields of jurisprudence and political economy, Molina also strove to effect a rational assessment of the relationship between divine prescience and predetermination on the one hand and hu…

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Opitz, Peter, “Molina, Luis de”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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