9780268106294-0268106290-Fate and Free Will: A Defense of Theological Determinism

Fate and Free Will: A Defense of Theological Determinism

ISBN-13: 9780268106294
ISBN-10: 0268106290
Edition: Illustrated
Author: White, Heath
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Hardcover 406 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780268106294
ISBN-10: 0268106290
Edition: Illustrated
Author: White, Heath
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Format: Hardcover 406 pages

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Acknowledged authors White, Heath wrote Fate and Free Will: A Defense of Theological Determinism comprising 406 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0268106290 and 9780268106294. Since then Fate and Free Will: A Defense of Theological Determinism textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Fate and Free Will, Heath White explores and defends a traditional view of God's relationship to creation that has in recent years fallen out of favor. White argues that theological determinism―the idea that God is directly responsible for every detail of history and existence―is relevant to concepts such as human responsibility, freedom, and justice; the meaning of life; and theodicy. Defending theological determinism from the perspective of traditional orthodox Christianity, White clarifies this view, positions it within scripture, and argues positively for it through considerations about divine attributes and via the idea of an ex nihilo creation.

White addresses objections to theological determinism by presenting nuanced and insightful counterarguments. He asserts that theological determinism does not undermine practices of criminal punishment, destroy human responsibility, render life meaningless, or hinder freedom. While the book does not attempt to answer every dilemma concerning evil or hell, it effectively grapples with them. To make his case for theological determinism, White relies on theories of free will, moral responsibility, and a meaningful life. He uses clear commonsense language and vivid illustrations to bring to light the conditions of meaning and purpose in our lives and the metaphysics of God's relationship to the world. This original book will appeal to the philosophical community as well as students and scholars of theology.

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