Middle Knowledge: Human Freedom in Divine Sovereignty

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  • Wilson Jeremiah Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36421/veritas.v20i1.417

Keywords:

Middle knowledge, Providence, Sovereignty, Human Free Will

Abstract

Molinism has been gaining traction in various circles within the last few decades as one of the major models for reconciling divine sovereign­ty and human freedom among the Reformed, Arminians, open theists, process theists, and possibly more. Luis de Molina (1535-1600) was thought to popularize the idea that God’s so-called middle knowledge is an additional cate­gory within our typical twofold under­stand­­ing of divine foreknowledge. Thus, middle know­l­edge exists between God’s natural knowledge and free knowledge to conceptualize three logical successions within the Godhead as he creatively decides to decree and actualize the world we see today. Through this somewhat ambitious project to contrast and defend Molinism against other positions, John Laing has written one of the most rigorous and comprehensive treatments of the doctrine of middle knowledge or Molinism. His work is exem­plary in many ways, especially as an evangelical theologian who attempts to fill the gap within evangelical scholarships on Moli­nism.

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Laing, John D. Middle Knowledge: Human Freedom in Divine Sovereignty. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2018

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Published

21-07-2021

How to Cite

Jeremiah, Wilson. “Middle Knowledge: Human Freedom in Divine Sovereignty”. Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan 20, no. 1 (July 21, 2021): 153–156. Accessed September 18, 2021. https://ojs.seabs.ac.id/index.php/Veritas/article/view/417.

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Book Reviews