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The Resource The mechanics of divine foreknowledge and providence : a time-ordering account, T. Ryan Byerly

The mechanics of divine foreknowledge and providence : a time-ordering account, T. Ryan Byerly

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The mechanics of divine foreknowledge and providence : a time-ordering account
Title
The mechanics of divine foreknowledge and providence
Title remainder
a time-ordering account
Statement of responsibility
T. Ryan Byerly
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Language
eng
Summary
How exactly could God achieve infallible foreknowledge of every future event, including the free actions of human persons? How could God exercise careful providence over these same events? Byerly offers a novel response to these important questions by contending that God exercises providence and achieves foreknowledge by ordering the times. The first part of the book defends the importance of the above questions. After characterizing the contemporary freedom-foreknowledge debate, Byerly argues that it has focused too narrowly on a certain argument for theological fatalism, which attempts to show that the existence of infallible divine foreknowledge poses a unique threat to the existence of creaturely libertarian freedom. Byerly contends, however, that bare existence of infallible divine foreknowledge cannot threaten freedom in this way; at most, the mechanics whereby this foreknowledge is achieved might so threaten human freedom. In the second part of the book, Byerly develops a model for understanding the mechanics whereby infallible foreknowledge is achieved that would not threaten creaturely libertarian freedom. According to the model, God infallibly foreknows every future event because God has placed the times that constitute the history of the world in primitive earlier-than relations to one another. After defending the consistency of this model of the mechanics of divine foreknowledge with creaturely libertarian freedom, the author applies it to divine providence more generally. A novel defense of concurrentism is the result. --Provided by publisher
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Byerly, T. Ryan
Dewey number
231/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BT131
LC item number
.B94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury studies in philosophy of religion
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  • God (Christianity)
  • Free will and determinism
  • Philosophical theology
  • Providence and government of God
  • Free will and determinism
  • God (Christianity)
  • Philosophical theology
  • Providence and government of God
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The mechanics of divine foreknowledge and providence : a time-ordering account, T. Ryan Byerly
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
857967277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9781623565596
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857967277
Label
The mechanics of divine foreknowledge and providence : a time-ordering account, T. Ryan Byerly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
857967277
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9781623565596
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014008260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)857967277

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