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Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns

Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak


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 classical treatments of the other—and in a variety of ways. Without pretending to be able to trace all the historical integrations of these treatments, there is no real question that these philosophical interrelations exist and are w ... More

Keywords: free will, religious belief, God, libertarianism, compatibilism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198743958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Timpe, editor
Northwest Nazarene University

Daniel Speak, editor
Loyola Marymount University