Calvinism and Middle Knowledge

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John D. Laing, Kirk R. MacGregor, Greg Welty
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , February
     310 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Calvinism and Middle Knowledge is an anthology of essays that moves the discussion of Molinism/middle knowledge out of the philosophical arena, where it has almost exclusively remained, and into the broader theological community. In particular, it sparks a conversation between Calvinists and Molinists regarding the fruitfulness or deficiencies of middle knowledge and the feasibility or infeasibility of Calvinist use of middle knowledge without acceptance of libertarian human freedom. To this end, nine distinguished experts address such topics as the history of the doctrine of middle knowledge, the potential role of Molinism in discussions of evolution and intelligent design, Calvinist concerns with Molinism, and Calvinist appropriation of middle knowledge. This book empowers theologians, historians, biblical scholars, and pastors to join the ongoing conversation and to judge for themselves what explanatory role middle knowledge may or may not play in accounts of providence and practical theology.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John D. Laing is Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kirk R. MacGregor is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at McPherson College.

Greg Welty is Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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