Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
FP: Treatise On The One God
Q[19] The Will Of God
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After considering the things belonging to the divine knowledge, we consider what belongs to the divine will. The first consideration is about the divine will itself; the second about what belongs strictly to His will; the third about what belongs to the intellect in relation to His will. About His will itself there are twelve points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether there is will in God?

A[2] Whether God wills things apart from Himself?

A[3] Whether whatever God wills, He wills necessarily?

A[4] Whether the will of God is the cause of things?

A[5] Whether any cause can be assigned to the divine will?

A[6] Whether the divine will is always fulfilled?

A[7] Whether the will of God is mutable?

A[8] Whether the will of God imposes necessity on the things willed?

A[9] Whether there is in God the will of evil?

A[10] Whether God has free will?

A[11] Whether the will of expression is distinguished in God?

A[12] Whether five expressions of will are rightly assigned to the divine will?