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w.d.g.d.? (what does god do?)

D. Jason Slone

in Theological Incorrectness

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195169263
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835256 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195169263.003.0006
 w.d.g.d.? (what does god do?)

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People believe that human beings or other mundane agents (mechanical processes, other people, etc.) cause most of life’s events, despite their religious beliefs. Thus, there is tension between theological determinism (events are controlled by God), and free will (events are controlled by human beings). It is argued that this tension results from the ambiguity of agency.

Keywords: religious belief; God; theological determinism; free will; tension; agency

Chapter.  6261 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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