Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will Description Is the human will in bondage to sinful motives to the point that people cannot make truly free decisions Daniel D Whedon a prominent nineteenth century Wesleyan theologian takes aim at

  • Title: Freedom of the Will
  • Author: Daniel D. Whedon John D. Wagner
  • ISBN: 9781556359811
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Description Is the human will in bondage to sinful motives, to the point that people cannot make truly free decisions Daniel D Whedon, a prominent nineteenth century Wesleyan theologian, takes aim at this central thesis of the famed theologian Jonathan Edwards In this new edition of his widely admired 1864 work, Whedon offers a step by step examination of Edwards s posDescription Is the human will in bondage to sinful motives, to the point that people cannot make truly free decisions Daniel D Whedon, a prominent nineteenth century Wesleyan theologian, takes aim at this central thesis of the famed theologian Jonathan Edwards In this new edition of his widely admired 1864 work, Whedon offers a step by step examination of Edwards s positions and finds them lacking in Biblical and logical support Within his position against Edwards, he argues that the difference between natural ability and moral ability is meaningless, that Edwards s deterministic necessitarian argument makes God the author of sin, and that people frequently act against their strongest motives He concludes that, without a free will, there can be no justice, no satisfying the moral sense, no moral Government of which the creature can be the rightful subject, and no God the righteous administrator About the Contributor s Daniel D Whedon 1808 1885 was a prominent university professor, theologian, and author He served as Professor of Ancient Languages at Wesleyan University in Connecticut as Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Michigan and as editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review from 1856 to1884 He authored numerous books including Commentary on the New Testament New York Carlton Porter, 1860 Commentary on the Old Testament New York Nelson Phillips, 1873 What is Arminianism Toronto W Briggs, 1879 and Essays, Reviews, and Discourses New York Phillips Hunt, 1887 About the Editor John D Wagner, a Biblical Studies student at Trinity Theological Seminary, is the editor of Redemption Redeemed A Puritan Defense of Unlimited Atonement by John Goodwin He has a master s degree in Journalism from University of Arizona and has studied and debated the Calvinism vs Arminianism controversy for many years.

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