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Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Biblical Perspectives in Tension

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Both theology and philosophy wrestle with the tension between divine sovereignty and human responsibility. In Christianity, this tension is particularly acute because God is both omnipotent and benevolent.

This tension underlies numerous other questions about the nature of God, the meaning of free will and choice, the concept of divine repentance, the reign of God, and perhaps most of all, the significance of the incarnation.

Renowned scholar D.A. Carson brings clear insights and finely-honed exegetical skills to this important issue. In his treatment, the tension between divine sovereignty and human responsibility is not so much as a problem to be solved as a framework to be explored.

For more by D.A. Carson, see Wipf & Stock D.A. Carson Collection (5 vols.).

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  • Wrestles with the tension between divine sovereignty and human responsibility
  • Explores issues related to the omnipotence and benevolence of God
  • Interacts with difficult questions related to the nature of God
  • Title: Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Biblical Perspectives in Tension
  • Author: D. A. Carson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 284
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. John › Theology; Providence and government of God › Biblical teaching; Theological anthropology › Christianity--Biblical teaching; Liberty › Religious aspects--History of doctrines; Providence and government of God › Judaism--History of doctrines; Theological anthropology › Judaism--History of doctrines
  • ISBNs: 9781579108595, 1579108598
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T18:29:34Z

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D. A. Carson

D.A. Carson (b. 1946) is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. A respected teacher, author, and speaker, he is currently research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the president of The Gospel Coalition. He has served as pastor of Richmond Baptist Church and as the first dean of the seminary of Northwest Baptist Theological College, now known as Northwest Baptist Seminary. Logos has collected his sermons—including audio—in the D.A. Carson Sermon Archive.

Carson lectures in academic and church settings around the world, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Exegetical Fallacies, Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Gospel According to John, The Gagging of God, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14 and the Intolerance of Tolerance. He is the editor of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, and coedited of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with G.K. Beale, and the Studies in New Testament Greek series with Stanley Porter. You can find more of Carson’s work in the Baker D.A. Carson Collection (15 vols.).


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