The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time- Ordering Account

2014.12.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews T. Ryan Byerly, The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time- Ordering Account, Bloomsbury, 2014, 131pp., $100.00
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2014.12.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews T. Ryan Byerly, The Mechanics of Divine Foreknowledge and Providence: A Time- Ordering Account, Bloomsbury, 2014, 131pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781623565596. Reviewed by William Lane Craig, Talbot School of Theology/Houston Baptist University In the current debate over divine foreknowledge of future contingents two questions predominate: (1) whether God's knowledge of future events is compatible with their contingency, and (2) how God can have knowledge of future contingent events. As T. Ryan Byerly's title intimates, his purpose is to offer a new account of how God foreknows future contingents. His account thus addresses the second of the two questions. The book is divided into two parts. In the first Byerly attempts to situate his account within the framework of the ongoing debate over the first question. In the second he unfolds his own answer to the question of how God has literal foreknowledge of future. . .

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