Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine wrote of this book, “Combining sledgehammer logic and modulated prose, Jack Crabtree argues for full-blown ‘divine determinism,’ observing that the Bible teaches it and God’s creatorship and foreknowledge imply it…”
This book is an excellent companion to the recordings of discussions on Jack’s document “Toward a Biblical Philosophy,” found in this same section of Jack’s work. I have converted the book that was published in 2004 to pdf format, but, just to make the reader aware, the pdfs have not turned out to be as precisely neat and tidy as the book. Nevertheless, they are very readable and should provide wonderful food for thought.
Introduction and Chapter 1: Divine Determinism: What Is It?
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Part 1: Introductory Concerns – Chapter 2: What Difference Does It Make?
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Part 1: Introductory Concerns – Chapter 3: In Defense Of Reason
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Part 1: Introductory Concerns – Chapter 4: Three Critical Concepts
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Part 2: The Biblical Case For Divine Determinism – Chapter 5: Does The Bible Teach Divine Determinism?
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Part 2: The Biblical Case For Divine Determinism – Chapter 6: Does God’s Creatorship Imply Divine Determinism?
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Part 2: The Biblical Case For Divine Determinism – Chapter 7: Does God’s Foreknowledge Imply Divine Determinism?
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Part 3: A Brief Philosophical Case For Divine Determinism – Chapter 8: Divine Determinism And The Dictates Of Our Everyday Experience
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Part 4: Major Objections To Divine Determinism – Chapter 9: The Philosophical Objection To Divine Determinism
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Part 4: Major Objections To Divine Determinism – Chapter 10: The Theological Objection To Divine Determinism
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Part 4: Major Objections To Divine Determinism – Chapter 11: The Ethical Objection To Divine Determinism
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Part 5: Conclusion – Chapter 12: Too Weird To Be True?
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Appendix A: Divine Determinism And Its Alternatives
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Appendix B: The Determinacy Of Physical Events And Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
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Appendix C: Divine Clairvoyance And Divine Determinism: Another Approach
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Appendix D: What It Means To Be Real: The Ancients, The Bible, And Us
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Appendix E: Divine Determinism And Fatalism
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Appendix F: A Detailed Analysis Of The Theological Objection To Divine Determinism
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Appendix G: Decision-Making And Divine Determinism
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Appendix H: Divine Determinism: Reforming Or Non-Reforming Doctrine
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Appendix I: What About Middle Knowledge?
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Appendix J: Understanding The Second Commandment
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Appendix K: Defining Rationality
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Appendix L: Arminitas: A Dialogue
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