Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Paul's Article on God's decrees and Determinism

Here's a link to Paul Manata's excellent article titled 'Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and Reformed Theology: A Contemporary Introduction'.   (link)  Paul's main point, that Calvinism is determinism, is spot on.  Paul recognizes and answers the movement being generated by those denying Calvinism is deterministic.  I also think the article serves as a highly useful interface into the literature on free will/determinism. 

I do, of course, disagree with a number of points in the article, but they are fairly minor except in the arguments against libertarian free will section.