Freedom, Even If God Decrees It

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W. Matthews Grant holds that “there is no incompatibility between our acts being caused by God and their being free in the libertarian sense.” A typical view of that incompatibility between freedom and “divine causality” comes from Plantinga:

If I am free with respect to an action A, then God does not bring it about or cause it to be the case either that I take or that I refrain from this action… . For [if He does] then I am not free to refrain from A, in which case I am not free with respect to A.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheological Perspectives on Free Will
Subtitle of host publicationCompatibility, Christology, and Community
EditorsAku Visala, Olli-Pekka Vainio
Place of PublicationOxon; New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781003306191
ISBN (Print)9781032274423, 9781032306735
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2023

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