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A Primer on Free Will

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 28 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by P & R Publishing (first published February 1982)
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Rick Davis
Apr 21, 2016 Rick Davis rated it liked it
This book seemed a bit odd to me. Gerstner wants to attack the idea of libertarian free will, and good for him. However, he seems to get bogged down in terminology rather than focusing on the ideas. He could have said, for example, "Your will is free in this way [insert Jonthan Edwards' understanding of free will] rather than in this way [insert libertarian view of free will]." I think suggesting this sort of shift in the meaning of free will would have been far more persuasive to most readers t ...more
Jason Walsman
Aug 26, 2015 Jason Walsman rated it liked it
Abrasive and not particularly convincing, Gerstner mostly just asserts his own position with some explanation of what his position is.
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Shelves: theology
On the minus side of good.
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John Henry Gerstner was a Professor of Church History at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Knox Theological Seminary and an authority on the life and theology of Jonathan Edwards.
He earned both a Master of Divinity of degree and a Master of Theology degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Harvard University in 1945. He was originally ordained
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