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Occasionalism

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    Occasionalism

    A theory adopted by Ashari theology, according to which events are the result of entities whose cause is God alone. Hence any causation of one event by another is denied. A human agent is properly said to be able to act only at the moment he or she actually performs the action; only at this instant does God create in the person the ability to perform it.

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