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Free Will and Classical Theism: The Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Hugh J. McCann


The theological problem of free will received its first definitive treatment in the later Roman period by Augustine, who was concerned in part with the problem of divine foreknowledge, but above all with the relationship between grace and free will in fallen humanity. His eventual answer, a form of theological determinism coupled with compatibilism, has set the framework for religious discussions of free will ever since, and many of its themes are echoed in secular debates about the problem of freedom and determinism. This volume contatins a set of essays on classical themes in philosophical t ... More

Keywords: Calvinism, free will, moral responsibility, predestination, agent-causation, universalism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190611200
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh J. McCann, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

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