Table of contents for The providence of God regarding the universe : part three of the first principal part of The universe of creatures / translated from the Latin with an introduction and notes by Roland J. Teske.

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Dedication.................................................................................................5
Introduction ............................................................................................11
Part Three of the First Principal Part of The Universe of Creatures 
The Preface..............................................................................................29
Chapter 1: On the Difference between Foreknowledge and Providence, and 
That All and Individual Goods and Evils Are Cared for and Ruled by the 
Creator Immediately or Mediately ........................................................31 
Chapter 2: That the Providence of God Extends Not Only to Higher 
Things, but Also to These Lower Particular Things, However Small......33 
Chapter 3: He Proves Providence through the Industry and Ingeniousness 
of Brute Animals...................................................................................40 
Chapter 4: On the General and Diverse Benefits of Creatures, Where He 
Discusses at Length the Use of Scourges and Tribulations .....................53 
Chapter 5: On the Good of Pain..............................................................58
Chapter 6: On the Benefits of Oppression and Poverty, and How God 
Gives Prosperity and Adversity in Different Ways, and on the Benefit of 
Death....................................................................................................67 
Chapter 7: That Madmen Are Not Outside the Care of God, and That Penal 
Evils Ought Not To Be Called Truly Evil.........................................72 
Chapter 8: That Those Living Voluptuous Lives and the Barbarian Nations 
Do Not Fall outside the Providence of God...........................................74 
Chapter 9: That Those Living a Life of Delights Produce in Themselves the 
Punishment of God, and That Favorable Events Become the Cause of Salvation....................................................................................................
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Chapter 10: That the Wisdom of the Creator Knows Great Things No Less 
than Small Ones, Where He Teaches What Care and Caring Is.............84 
Chapter 11: That the Things That Seem To Come about by Chance Fall 
under the Providence of God, Where the Author Deals with the Ruling 
Power Given to Things by God for their Conservation..........................88 
Chapter 12: Why God Permits Evil Human Beings to Flourish in This Life 
and Have Dominion over Good People and What Goods He Elicits from 
This ......................................................................................................91 
Chapter 13: That It Is a Most Pernicious Error to Deny the Providence of 
God, and Belief in It is Most Useful......................................................92 
Chapter 14: The Author Subtly Resolves in This Place by Examples the 
Question of the Foolish Who Are Surprised That Concern for the Multitude 
of Things and of Mortals Pertains to Divine Providence................93 
Chapter 15: Whether the Providence or Foreknowledge of the Creator Imposes 
Necessity on Things and Events...................................................99 
Chapter 16: How It Is True That the Creator Has Known or Foreseen 
Something Which It Is Still Possible for Him Not To Have Known or 
Foreseen..............................................................................................105 
Chapter 17: Cautions against the Subtleties of Words about God and on 
the Difference between Divine Knowledge and Ours..........................108 
Chapter 18: A Reply to Certain Errors Concerning Words and Propositions, 
and That the Providence of God Does Not Impose Necessity upon 
Things ................................................................................................112 
Chapter 19: Concerning Four Things That Move the Misguided to Suppose 
That All Things Come About from Necessity and That Nothing Comes 
About Freely .......................................................................................119 
Chapter 20: He Argues against Those Who Hold That Necessity Is Caused 
in Things from the Motion of the Heaven and the Disposition of the 
Stars....................................................................................................120 
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Chapter 21: He Attacks Heimarmene or the Connected Necessitating Series 
of Causes.............................................................................................127 
Chapter 22: Whether an Effect Follows of Necessity from the Aggregate of 
the Efficient Cause and of All the Things That Help It .......................132 
Chapter 23: That Many Changes Depend upon Those Who Undergo 
Them, and How It Can Be Said That Something Is in Our Power......134 
Chapter 24: That Fate Is Understood in Different Ways ........................137
Chapter 25: If Fate Is Taken for the Word of God, That Term Should be 
Used Carefully, and concerning the Error That Says That All Things Are 
True by the First Truth........................................................................139 
Chapter 26: That Truth Is Understood in Six Ways and in What the Truth 
of Propositions about Non-Beings Consists.........................................146 
Chapter 27: From Where the Term "Fate" Has Come into Use and That 
Fating by the Gods or Demons Is to Be Contemned, and an Investigation 
of the Soul of the World according to Plato.........................................151 
Chapter 28: Whether Plato and Men Like Him Held One Soul or More for 
the Nine Heavens and How that Soul Could Act on Lower Things.....158 
Chapter 29: He Explains What Plato Thought about the Soul of the World, 
Where He Deals with the Error of Those Who Say That the One Soul of 
the World Animates Whatever Is Animated ........................................166 
Chapter 30: The Error of Those Who Hold that the Soul of the World Is 
Composed of Numbers and Musical Harmonies Is Undone, and the Explanation 
of Plato's Comparison..........................................................173 
Chapter 31: Whether That Higher World Is One Living Being or Many 
and Whether the Heavens Themselves and Their Souls Are Rational ..180 
Chapter 32: That Some Erroneously Hold That There Is a Ruling Power in 
the Universe apart from the Creator and His Helpers..........................182 
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Chapter 33: On the Wicked Error of Those Who Say that the Holy Spirit Is 
the Soul of the World..........................................................................183
Bibliography ..........................................................................................185
Name Index ...........................................................................................195
Subject Index.........................................................................................197

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Providence and government of God -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Philosophy, Medieval.