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The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom

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Does God know our actions before we do them? And if so, do human beings truly have free will? William Lane Craig contends that God’s foreknowledge and human free will are compatible. He demonstrates that the Bible teaches divine foreknowledge of human free acts, and reveals two ways of “reconciling divine omniscience with human freedom.”

For more works by Craig, see the Select Works of William Lane Craig (4 vols.).

Key Features

  • Important discussion for understanding human free-will
  • Contains topics of interest for Calvinists and Arminians alike
  • Connects theology to philosophy in a helpful way

Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Doctrine of Divine Foreknowledge
    • God’s Knowledge of the Present, Past, and Future
    • Two Denials of Biblical Doctrine
  • Part 2: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
    • The Argument for Theological Fatalism
    • Three Unsuccessful Attempts to Escape Fatalism
    • Theological Fatalism Rejected
    • The Necessity of the Past
    • Rejection of Fatalism in Other Fields (1): Backward Causation
    • Rejection of Fatalism in Other Fields (2): Time Travel
    • Rejection of Fatalism in Other Fields (3): Precognition
    • Rejection of Fatalism in Other Fields (4): Newcomb’s Paradox
  • Part 3: The Basis of Divine Foreknowledge
    • Innate Knowledge
    • Middle Knowledge
  • Title: The Only Wise God: The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
  • Author: William Lane Craig
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 157
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: God (Christianity) › Omniscience; Free will and determinism; Liberty › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9781579103163, 1579103162
  • Resource ID: LLS:ONLYWISEGOD
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-24T22:24:18Z

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William Lane Craig (PhD, University of Birmingham, England) is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and lives in Marietta, GA.