""This book contains a vigorous challenge to the widespread belief that Calvinist views on human freedom and divine sovereignty make the problem of evil insoluble.Written by a diverse group of first-rate thinkers, the book also shows that 'Calvinism' itself is not monolithic, but a diverse movement with the resources for creative rethinking of old questions.Highly recommended.""
--C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University; Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University
""In recent years, advocates of libertarian freedom, or Molinism, have dominated the discussion of the problem of evil in Christianity, creating a consensus that traditional Calvinism is unacceptable. The present volume counteracts that consensus by sophisticated and detailed philosophical argument of a high order. I strongly recommend it.""
--John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology & Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary
David E. Alexander is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Huntington University. He is the author of God, Goodness, and Evil (2012) and numerous popular and scholarly articles.
Daniel M. Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Shawnee State University. He isthe author of a number of articles in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and Asian philosophy.
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About the Author
David E. Alexander is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Huntington University. He is the author of God, Goodness, and Evil (2012) and numerous popular and scholarly articles. Daniel M. Johnson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Shawnee State University. He is the author of a number of articles in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and Asian philosophy.
Table of Contents
Introduction David E. Alexander Daniel M. Johnson 1
1 Calvinism and the Problem of Evil: A Map of the Territory Daniel M. Johnson 19
2 Molinist Gunslingers: God and the Authorship of Sin Greg Welty 56
3 Theological Determinism and the "Authoring Sin" Objection Heath White 78
4 Not the Author of Evil: A Question of Providence, Not a Problem for Calvinism James E. Bruce 96
5 Orthodoxy, Theological Determinism, and the Problem of Evil David E. Alexander 123
6 Discrimination: Aspects of God's Causal Activity Paul Helm 145
7 On Grace and Free Will Hugh J. McCann 168
8 The First Sin: A Dilemma for Christian Determinists Alexander R. Pruss 187
9 Calvinism and the First Sin James N. Anderson 200
10 A Compatibicalvinist Demonstrative-Goods Defense Christopher R. Green 233
11 Calvinism and the Problem of Hell Matthew J. Hart 248
12 Calvinism, Self-Attestation, and Apathy toward Arguments From Evil Anthony Bryson 273