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PhD Abstract: Determinism, moral responsibility, and divine involvement in evil

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I just wrote the abstract of my PhD dissertation, and thought I would communicate it here to share and clarify the questions on which I have been working for the last few years. If you would like to read the full text of what I have to say on these matters, then join me in prayer that it will be accepted both by my examination panel, and God-willing, by a publisher after that.



Guillaume Bignon Excusing Sinners and Blaming God A Calvinist Assessment of Determinism, Moral Responsibility, and Divine Involvement in Evil Doctor of Philosophy Middlesex University/London School of Theology 2015

The dissertation examines the two most important criticisms offered in the literature, both ancient and contemporary, against theological determinism: that it excludes moral responsibility, and that it improperly involves God in evil. With respect to the former—the ‘incompatibilist’ claim that moral responsibility is incompatible with determinism—the dissertation surveys numerous formulations of the charge: t…