Predestination and Free Will

Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom

Spectrum Multiview Book Series

Edited by David Basinger and Randall Basinger
Contributions by John Feinberg, Norman L. Geisler, Bruce Reichenbach, and Clark H. Pinnock

Predestination and Free Will
paperback
  • Length: 180 pages
  • Published: January 07, 1986
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-567-6
  • Item Code: 0567
  • Case Quantity: 56

If God is in control, are people really free?

This question has bothered Christians for centuries. And answers have covered a wide spectrum. Today Christians still disagree.

Those who emphasize human freedom view it as a reflection of God's self-limited power. Others look at human freedom in the order of God's overall control.

David and Randall Basinger have put this age-old question to four scholars trained in theology and philosophy. John Feinberg of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Norman Geisler of Dallas Theological Seminary focus on God's specific sovereignty. Bruce Reichenbach of Augsburg College and Clark Pinnock of McMaster Divinity College insist that God must limit his control to ensure our freedom. Each writer argues for his perspective and applies his theory to two practical case studies. Then the other writers respond to each of the major essays, exposing what they see as fallacies and hidden assumptions.

A lively and provocative volume.

CONTENTS

Introduction--David and Randall Basinger

I. God Ordains All Things--John Feinberg
Responses
Norman Geisler's Response
Bruce Reichenbach's Response
Clark Pinnock's Response

II. God Knows All Things--Norman Geisler
Responses
John Feinberg's Response
Bruce Reichenbach's Response
Clark Pinnock's Response

III. God Limits His Power--Bruce Reichenbach
Responses
John Feinberg's Response
Norman Geisler's Response
Clark Pinnock's Response

IV. God Limits His Kingdom--Clark Pinnock
Responses
John Feinberg's Response
Norman Geisler's Response
Bruce Reichenbach's Response

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Dr. Basinger is currently dean of curriculum at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Among his published work is the essay "Faith/Reason Typologies: A Constructive Proposal," in Christian Scholar's Review (1997).

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