Daily Archives: 08/06/2013

Freedom and Autonomy #2

The first post in this series has already generated some good comment, which shows how live the issue of “freedom” is for many of us. I’ve decided on a slight change to plan – I feel the argument will be clearer if I deal with the biblical position first, and then proceed to how people have understood it historically. But keep in mind the thesis I’m presenting is not “free-will v predestination”, but that: (a) Theologies based on the centrality of human and natural freedom and God’s “letting go love” are novel. (b) The explanation for them is found in the enthronement of autonomy as a primary “good” over several recent … Continue reading

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