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Philosophia Christi

Volume 11, Issue 1, 2009

Symposium: Did God Mandate Genocide?

Steven B. Cowan
Pages 175-180
DOI: 10.5840/pc200911113

On Target with “Molinism, Meticulous Providence, and Luck”
A Rejoinder to Scott A. Davison

Scott Davison has raised some challenges to my case against the commensurability of meticulous providence and what I call Scheme-B Molinism, the view that God formulates his plan for the course of history consequent to his cognizance of the true counterfactuals of freedom. In this rejoinder, I attempt to clarify certain points of my argument and respond to his criticisms by showing that he has not dealt adequately with the relevant biblical texts or alleviated the worry that the Molinist view of providence reduces God to just “choosing which movie to play.”

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