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Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns
Concerns both about the nature of free will and about the credibility of theistic belief and commitment have long preoccupied philosophers. In addition, there can be no denying that the history of philosophical inquiry into these two issues has been dynamic and, at least to some degree, integrated. In a great many cases, classical treatments of one have influenced classica ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 5th 2016 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Some of these readings are more helpful than others, I'd especially recommend the last 6 essays for my seminary friends, or anyone interested in theology. Chapter 11 by Michael Almeida especially provides a fascinating free will defense against the problem of evil from a compatibilist perspective. Namely, given that on compatibilism though free creatures can be fully determined, it must still be metaphysically possible for them to do otherwise in order for them to be truly free. Therefore, if th ...more
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