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God, compatibilism, and the authorship of sin

  • PAUL HELM (a1)

Peter Byrne has presented arguments against the effectiveness of two ‘defensive strategies’ deployed in my books Eternal God and The Providence of God respectively. These strategies were originally presented to support the cogency of ‘theological compatibilism’ by arguing against the claims that it is inconsistent with human responsibility, and that it entails that God is the author of sin. In this present article the author offers a number of clarifications to his original thesis and argues that Byrne's arguments do not succeed in their aim of undermining the two strategies.

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William J. Wainwright Theological determinism and the problem of evil: are Arminians any better off?’, International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 50 (2001), 8196.

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Religious Studies
  • ISSN: 0034-4125
  • EISSN: 1469-901X
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