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Philosophia Christi

Volume 21, Issue 1, 2019

20th Anniversary Edition

John C. Wingard, Jr.
Pages 189-197
DOI: 10.5840/pc201921117

Theism and the Metaphysics of Free Will
A Review Essay

Two recently published collections of essays—Free Will and Theism, edited by Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak, and Free Will and Classical Theism, edited by the late Hugh McCann—represent the state of the art in current analytic philosophy and analytic theology with respect to issues at the intersection of the metaphysics of free will and Christian theism that have vexed philosophers and theologians throughout Christian history. Despite a marked imbalance of incompatibilist (mostly libertarian) authors over compatibilist authors in both volumes, the essays in these collections advance the discussion in significant ways, and I indicate some of those ways.