Four Views on Divine Providence

Prod ID: Views-Providence
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This book guides students, pastors, and lay learners to consider and evaluate various ways of understanding God’s involvement in the world, especially in relation to views on predestination and the extent of the atonement. Four different scholars present their positions in point-counterpoint style, and the editor’s introduction and conclusion frame the discussion.

Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (predestination).

But this book does not merely answer readers’ questions. Four Views on Divine Providence helps readers think theologically about all the issues involved in exploring this doctrine. The point-counterpoint format reveals the assumptions and considerations that drive equally learned and sincere theologians to sharp disagreement. It unearths the genuinely decisive issues beneath an often superficial debate.

Volume contributors are:

  • Paul Helseth (God causes every creaturely event that occurs)
  • William Lane Craig (through his “middle knowledge,” God controls the course of worldly affairs without predetermining any creatures’ free decisions)
  • Ron Highfield (God controls creatures by liberating their decision-making)
  • Gregory Boyd (human decisions can be free only if God neither determines nor knows what they will be).

Introductory and closing essays by Dennis Jowers give relevant background and guide readers toward their own informed beliefs about divine providence

The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Four Views on Divine Providence
Series: Counterpoints – Bible and Theology
Series Editor: Stanley N. Gundry
General Editor: Dennis W. Jowers
Contributors: Paul Kjoss Helseth, William Lane Craig, Ron Highfield, Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher: Zondervan (released 3/22/11)

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