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The BuRec's reply, so simple that it appeared to have been calculated and foreknown, was this: Once a drought determination is made, the NEPA documents require us to maintain these flows for the entire water year; we are bound by law to continue releasing 20 cfs until next spring 1990.
He rules and does what he wants; he gives us life and breath, he makes us healthy, he keeps us, he preserves us, he conquers sin and every earthly need for us, he carries out his decree for our salvation as it was foreknown by him from eternity: but all that, my sisters and brothers, he does for now in the cross-form.
The coming to pass of things foreknown is necessary, whatever the order of causes, and that alone seems to Boethius to make freedom of the will impossible.
206 could be strengthened: prescit means not vaguely 'foreseen, foreknown to be' (p.
4) But Dreiser's meticulous, exhaustive description of Hurstwood's decline would not sustain interest, were it merely the working out of a foreknown inevitability.
If the answer is to be found in the demands of rationality, we should be able to identify some benefit accruing to the agent from the belief that her own foreknown actions are closed, so that even God and psychic self-predictors would be worse off without this belief.
Doubtless it was this - that if all future things have been foreknown, they will happen in the order in which they have been foreknown; .
And so, true to the voyage's ancient summons - to reenter the domain of uncertainty, to shake off the givens of here and now, the known and foreknown, to invite the unbidden to repossess (hence recreate) our settled lives - I would like to begin with a series of lingering doubts and questions.
It is commonly denied, inasmuch as the will, since it bears upon what is foreknown, presupposes a being of reason made by the intellect, when and if it bears upon the impossible.
I was to carry Stevens with me into places neither of us could have foreknown, places as dense, implacable, and intricate as the desert at Joshua Tree.