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Divine Foreknowledge And Human Freedom

Author : William Lane Craig
ISBN : 9004092501
Genre : Religion
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The ancient problem of fatalism, more particularly theological fatalism, has resurfaced with surprising vigour in the second half of the twentieth century. Two questions predominate in the debate: (1) Is divine foreknowledge compatible with human freedom and (2) How can God foreknow future free acts? Having surveyed the historical background of this debate in "The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge" and "Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez" (Brill: 1988), William Lane Craig now attempts to address these issues critically. His wide-ranging discussion brings together a thought- provoking array of related topics such as logical fatalism, multivalent logic, backward causation, precognition, time travel, counterfactual logic, temporal necessity, Newcomb's Problem, middle knowledge, and relativity theory. The present work serves both as a useful survey of the extensive literature on theological fatalism and related fields and as a stimulating assessment of the possibility of divine foreknowledge of future free acts.

The Only Wise God

Author : William L. Craig
ISBN : 9781579103163
Genre : Religion
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Does God know our actions before we do them? And if so, do human beings truly have free will? Dr. Craig contends that both of these notions are compatible, showing how the Bible teaches divine foreknowledge of human free acts, and reveals two ways of Òreconciling divine omniscience with human freedomÓ.

Divine Foreknowledge And Necessity

Author : In-Kyu Song
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114262947
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the most mind-boggling topics in philosophical theology is the relationship between divine foreknowledge and human freedom. If God has a complete knowledge of the future due to his epistemic perfection, how can a human being be free with respect to his future action?

De Libero Arbitrio

Author : Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
ISBN : 3506717642
Genre : Dieu (Christianisme) - Omnipotence - Ouvrages avant 1800
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The Dilemma Of Freedom And Foreknowledge

Author : Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski
ISBN : 0195355407
Genre : Philosophy
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This original analysis examines the three leading traditional solutions to the dilemma of divine foreknowledge and human free will--those arising from Boethius, from Ockham, and from Molina. Though all three solutions are rejected in their best-known forms, three new solutions are proposed, and Zagzebski concludes that divine foreknowledge is compatible with human freedom. The discussion includes the relation between the foreknowledge dilemma and problems about the nature of time and the causal relation; the logic of counterfactual conditionals; and the differences between divine and human knowing states. An appendix introduces a new foreknowledge dilemma that purports to show that omniscient foreknowledge conflicts with deep intuitions about temporal asymmetry, quite apart from considerations of free will. Zagzebski shows that only a narrow range of solutions can handle this new dilemma. A compelling contribution to the field, The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge will appeal to students and scholars of theistic philosophy and the philosophy of religion.

Eternity And Freedom

Author : Michael Dale Robinson
ISBN : UOM:39015034444888
Genre : Religion
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Robinson argues for a model of divine time that allows God to have knowledge of the future without jeopardizing free will. Unlike other books on the subject, Eternity and Freedom insists that a timeless God's knowledge can be affected by creaturely events, as this is a prerequisite for genuine human freedom and divine person interaction with creatures. Contents: The Alleged Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom; Classical Models of Divine Timelessness; The Nature of Time; Contemporary Models of Divine Timelessness; The Coherence of Divine Timelessness with a Theistic Conception of God; Divine Timelessness, Freedom, and Personal Interaction; Conclusion: Divine Timelessness as a Solution to the Foreknowledge-Free Will Dilemma.

The Dilemma Of Divine Foreknowledge And Human Freedom

Author : Nathan Nocchi
ISBN : OCLC:1020289905
Genre : Dissertations, Academic
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God Time And Knowledge

Author : William Hasker
ISBN : 0801485452
Genre : Philosophy
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"This outstanding book . . . is a genuinely pivotal contribution to the lively current debate over divine foreknowledge and human freedom. . . . Hasker's book has three commendable features worthy of immediate note. First, it contains a carefully crafted overview of the recent literature on foreknowledge and freedom and so can serve as an excellent introduction to that literature. Second, it is tightly reasoned and brimming with brisk arguments, many of them highly original. Third, it correctly situates the philosophical dispute over foreknowledge and freedom within its proper theological context and in so doing highlights the intimate connection between the doctrines of divine omniscience and divine providence."—Faith and Philosophy"[God, Time, and Knowledge] is an elegantly written, forcefully argued challenge to traditional views, and a major contribution to the discussion of divine foreknowledge."—Philosophical Review"This is a very competent, thorough analysis of the conflict between free will and divine foreknowledge (or, on some acounts, timeless divine knowledge of our future). It is exceptionally clear."—Theological Book Review

Divine Foreknowledge

Author : James K. Beilby
ISBN : 9780830874934
Genre : Religion
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The question of the nature of God's foreknowledge and how that relates to human freedom has been pondered and debated by Christian theologians at least since the time of Augustine. And the issue will not go away. More recently, the terms of the debate have shifted, and the issue has taken on new urgency with the theological proposal known as the openness of God. This view maintains that God's knowledge, while perfect, is limited regarding the future inasmuch as the future is "open" and not settled. Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views provides a venue for well-known proponents of four distinct views of divine foreknowledge to present their cases: Gregory A. Boyd of Bethel College presents the open-theism view, David Hunt of Whittier College weighs in on the simple-foreknowledge view, William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology takes the middle-knowledge view, and Paul Helm of Regent College, Vancouver, presents the Augustinian-Calvinist view. All four respond to each of the other essayists, noting points of agreement and disagreement. Editors James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy introduce the contemporary debate and also offer a conclusion that helps you evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of each view. The result is a unique opportunity to grapple with the issues and arguments and frame your own understanding of this important debate.

Freedom Fatalism And Foreknowledge

Author : John Martin Fischer
ISBN : 9780199942398
Genre : Philosophy
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This book collects sixteen previously published articles on fatalism, truths about the future, and the relationship between divine foreknowledge and human freedom. It includes a substantial introductory essay and bibliography. Many of the pieces collected here build bridges between discussions of human freedom and recent developments in other areas of metaphysics, such as philosophy of time.

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