Free Will in Philosophical Theology

2015.04.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Timpe, Free Will in Philosophical Theology, Bloomsbury, 2014, 177pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781501308680. Reviewed by
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2015.04.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Timpe, Free Will in Philosophical Theology, Bloomsbury, 2014, 177pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781501308680. Reviewed by Derk Pereboom, Cornell University, and Leigh Vicens, Augustana College There is much to admire in Kevin Timpe's book. It brings philosophers and Christian theologians into deeper conversation about such issues of shared interest as autonomy, responsibility, desert, meaning, and value. The book follows the traditional theological pattern of exitus reditus -- "the coming forth . . . of all things from God, and the return . . . of all things . . . to God as to the ultimate goal". This fits his subject matter, and makes for a delightful read, as he "tell[s] a theological story philosophically" (3). Clearly laying out his metaphysical assumptions at the beginning, Timpe understands freedom as the control condition for moral responsibility (7), and assumes a source incompatibilist position. . .

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