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Báñez, Domingo (1528–1604)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-C004-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Domingo Báñez, once spiritual advisor to St Teresa of Avila, was a prominent Spanish theologian. In his commentaries on the Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, he challenged an essentialist reading of Aquinas, and insisted that esse (being) was an act. He is best known for his opposition to Molina’s attempt to reconcile human free choice with divine foreknowledge, providence and grace. He also wrote on logic, and commented on Aristotle’s On Generation and Corruption.

Citing this article:
Beuchot, Mauricio. Báñez, Domingo (1528–1604), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-C004-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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