MaxAndrewsIf God knows the future, how can I be free? If there's human evil in the world, how can God be good? If people live beyond the reach of the Gospel, how can God be all-loving?

This week we are joined by the philosopher Max Andrews for a fascinating look at the mind-bending and strange (yet potentially illuminating) world of Molinism, a philosophical position on God's omniscience and providence that offers potential solutions to a whole host of theological conundrums.

Max Andrews is a Philosophy PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, whose research centres in the ontology of the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics and in the problems associated with cosmological fine-tuning. Already published in several journals, Max Andrews has presented at conferences of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and Tyndale House in Cambridge (UK), lectured at Liberty University (US) on a wide range of philosophical and analytical-theological subjects, and published two ebooks, The Problem of Existence: Existential Reflections on Pain and Suffering and An Introduction to Molinism: Scripture, Reason, and All that God has Ordered.

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[Luis de Molina, Luther, Aquinas, Aristotle, Al-Ghazali, Averroës, Molinism, Arminianism, Calvinism, Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, Kenneth Keathley, Kirk MacGregor, Thomas Flint, foreknowledge, omniscience, human freedom, libertarian free will, agent causation, compatibilism, determinism, providence, natural knowledge, middle knowledge, free knowledge, philosophical theology, open theology, ontology, correspondence theory, truth-maker theory, counterfactuals, prevenient grace, theodicy, O felix culpa, possible-worlds semantics]



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