Book Review / March 22, 2020
Book Review - Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

By: Jonathan Edwards

Book Reivew

I'm glad to have finally read this book (er, I mean listen to). I recently read Calvin's handling of the will, and I was was somewhat disappointed. Jonathan Edwards, in my semi-informed opinion, does a much better job of handling the topic. I listed to this book in 2x speed, not trying to totally master the book. I plan to actually read it sometime soon as well. I also look forward to reading some of the Arminian sources that Edwards references.

Edwards is brilliant for sure; however with my cursory listening of this book, my opinion is that the basic premise is very simple. Perhaps that contributes to Edwards' brilliance - he takes this simple premise and applies it doggedly and exhaustively. This book is not a biblical exposition, however it does pull from theology. The book is throughly a logical application of theology with logical refutations of those who hold the Arminian view.

On a personal note, as I listened to this book, it was interesting how my brain responded - it kept on producing visual images and interrelations.

Book Review / Mar 22
Book Review - Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will

By: Jonathan Edwards

Book Reivew

I'm glad to have finally read this book (er, I mean listen to). I recently read Calvin's handling of the will, and I was was somewhat disappointed. Jonathan Edwards, in my semi-informed opinion, does a much better job of handling the topic. I listed to this book in 2x speed, not trying to totally master the book. I plan to actually read it sometime soon as well. I also look forward to reading some of the Arminian sources that Edwards references.

Edwards is brilliant for sure; however with my cursory listening of this book, my opinion is that the basic premise is very simple. Perhaps that contributes to Edwards' brilliance - he takes this simple premise and applies it doggedly and exhaustively. This book is not a biblical exposition, however it does pull from theology. The book is throughly a logical application of theology with logical refutations of those who hold the Arminian view.

On a personal note, as I listened to this book, it was interesting how my brain responded - it kept on producing visual images and interrelations.

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