Praise for Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism
“Among the moral phenomena in need of rich explanation is moral freedom. . . . I applaud Stratton’s clearheaded and rigorous defense of the sort of robust libertarian freedom without which morality and many of its salient categories lose much of their distinctive import, prescriptive clout, and binding authority. . . . I recommend with enthusiasm his work—not least his operative theology rife with the implications of God’s essential and perfect goodness, unspeakable love for everyone, and genuine gracious offer of salvation to all.”
—David Baggett, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Moral Apologetics, Houston Baptist University.
“In the often-musty discussion of human freedom, Stratton’s book is a breath of fresh air! Although I’ve taught and debated about the nature of human freedom for over twenty years, I learned a tremendous amount from his book. Not only is it well argued, it is a fabulous, eye-opening historical exposé of what the biggest names in church history have thought about human freedom. Many who think they have had this issue figured out may be surprised. I highly recommend!”
—Clay Jones, Visiting Scholar, Talbot School of Theology
“Stratton nails it. If you’re looking for a crash course on the wildly popular Molinism discussion, look no further. Stratton’s book is academic candy placed on the lower shelf for every interested reader to grasp. Reach out and digest. You won’t regret it!”
—Bobby Conway, Founder, The One-Minute Apologist
“As a philosophy of religion student in the ’90s and early 2000s, I read the articles published in Faith and Philosophy and Philosophia Christi with great enthusiasm. But there was one topic the discussion of which seemed interminable to me in those days—free will and predestination. . . . It was only when Stratton found a connection between the fundamental question of our capacity to use reason and his ‘freethinking argument’ that I could be drawn back into the debate. . . . While I have not changed my own views, I can see how Stratton contributes a fresh approach to an old discussion. I appreciate his careful argumentation, winsome style of engagement, and desire to not only have a correct view but also to give glory to God.
—Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton, Professor of Philosophy, Paradise Valley Community College