Religious Adequacy of Free-Will Theism
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
In this paper I question the claim that the increasingly popular position known as 'free-will theism' or 'the open view of God' supports a rich religious life. To do this I advance a notion of 'religious adequacy,' and then argue that free-will theism fails to be religiously adequate with respect to one of the principal practies of the religious life-petitionary prayer.
Free will and determinism--Biblical teaching;
Ciocchi, David M., "Religious Adequacy of Free-Will Theism" (2002). Faculty Articles & Research. 59.