A Reformed View of Freedom
The Compatibility of Guidance Control and Reformed Theology
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
“In the last decade or more there has been a spirited debate within Reformed theology about the shape of human freedom in relation to God's ordination of all that comes to pass. Do Reformed thinkers think God determines what happens in the world? Do they think there is wiggle room for human freedom in the divine purposes? Dr. Preciado's book contributes to this ongoing discussion. He offers clear, carefully reasoned arguments for the view that Reformed theology is consistent with both divine determinism and human freedom (rightly understood). He engages the range of recent literature on the topic in detail, and he shows how this relates to recent philosophical work on free will as well. Whether or not his conclusions are right, no one with an interest in these matters can afford to ignore this work.”
—Oliver D. Crisp, Professor of Analytic Theology, University of St Andrews.
“Skillful footballers sometimes spot an unexpected gap, make a direct and accurate line for it, and, when they get through, make the exercise seem straightforward. With philosophical acumen and clear theological sight, Michael Preciado does the academic equivalent, co-opting untapped philosophical resources into alliance with Reformed theology in a significant and fruitful enterprise.
—Stephen Williams, Honorary Professor of Theology, Queen's University