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Edwards on free will, in a nutshell

This is taken from Perry Miller’s exposition.  I will place letters (a, b…z) throughout the paragraph to better order the argument.  They are not original to Miller. If the will determines its own act [per Arminianism], there must always be … Continue reading

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Notes on person and will

The Two Energies of Christ Person operates by will. Will is a property of nature and energy is operation proper to that nature. So in Christ Incarnate there are two will and two operations proper to each nature, but the divine … Continue reading

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Augustine, Spirit and the Letter

Initial argument: to respond to Pelagius’s claim that one can live a sinless life. Other topics addressed: justification by free grace, spiritual interpretation, the nature of human willing and choosing. Observations:  There are many important topics in this book, yet … Continue reading

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Thomas Reid on Freedom

William Rowe gives a fantastic discussion on how British philosophers from Locke to Reid dealt with the problems of free agency and determinism. Regardless of whether one is a free will theist or a determinist, Rowe nicely clarifies what each … Continue reading

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Does Foreknowledge Change Anything?

One of the common rebuttals to Calvinism is the claim that predestination = God’s foreknowing our future decision(s) to choose or not choose him.  It’s an attractive position.  It allows human dignity and responsibility yet also posits a timeless God. … Continue reading

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