Monthly Archives: December 2016

Freedom and Determinism: What’s the Difference?

Free agency, states Hugh McCann, exhibits three essential features. First, free actions cannot be “the product of independent event-causal conditions. An autonomous agent has to be a center of novelty—a point from which, to the extent he influences it, the … Continue reading

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The Free-Will Defense and the Impossible Worlds of Molinism

The free-will defense against the problem of evil is a failure–at least that’s what Hugh McCann believes. This verdict surprises, given the opinion of so many philosophers that Alvin Plantinga’s argument  succeeds resoundingly. But it succeeds, suggests McCann, only because … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis, Alvin Plantinga, and the Free-Will Defense

Why did God create a world filled with evil and horrific violence? In the midst of World War II, C. S. Lewis offered what has become a classic Christian response: God created things which had free will. That means creatures which … Continue reading

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Wassail!

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The Wexford Carol

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“And let once more by mystic birth the Lord of life be born in earth”

Awake, glad heart! Get up and sing, It is the birthday of thy King, Awake! Awake! The sun doth shake Light from his locks, and all the way Breathing perfumes, doth spice the day. Awake, awake! Hark, how the wood … Continue reading

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“O Come, All Ye Faithful”

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