Camacho, Paul Augustine. “God and Human Freedom”. BA, Boston College, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/368.
This thesis explores and defends the compatibility of divine involvement and human freedom. It argues that, far from determining human actions, divine foreknowledge and providence stand in a unique metaphysical relationship to human free will. This relationship is explored through a creative appropriation of St. Thomas Aquinas' theory of participation. Divine knowledge and causation transcend ordinary models of knowledge and causation, operating on a different metaphysical plane than human speculative knowledge and created causation. Ultimately, the compatibility of God and human freedom rests upon an understanding of divine causality as creative and constitutive. Rather than overpowering genuine human causality, divine involvement grounds the very possibility of free human choice.