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Scott Bland REL 210 Argument Summary Paper 4 Will and divine grace were the highlights of the readings from Prosper of Aquitaine, The Call of All Nations. There are three different wills discussed which I believe are the most significant topics in the entire theology. Prosper’s main idea is whether or not God wills all men to be saved. His thought process that drove his commentary was “why the will of the Almighty is not realized” (Prosper 1952). Prosper of Aquitaine starts by addressing the human soul containing a level of will which distinguishes what the person prefers or rejects in life. He explains as we sin, our souls become defamed which results in our will being divided into two categories: animal or natural. The third will is our spiritual will created in the presence of God’s grace. Spiritual will refers to a higher wisdom and rules the desired. The animal will only focus on what is pleasurable and what is not pleasurable. Animal will also is more focused on materialistic things. The natural will involves prioritizing desires and is less focused on

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