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Anselm on Freedom

Katherin Rogers


Anselm is the first Christian philosopher to defend a libertarian analysis of created freedom. In doing so he proposes viable answers to perennial questions in the philosophy of religion: If God causes everything, does He also cause human choices, including the choice to sin? Can grace and human free will be reconciled? Can free human choices be divinely foreknown? Does divine freedom entail the choice to do other than the best, and to make a different world, or no world at all?

Keywords: Anselm, libertarianism, human freedom, grace, divine foreknowledge, divine freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231676
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherin Rogers, author
University of Delaware
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