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Author Thaddeus, J. Williams.

Title Love, freedom and evil [electronic resource] : does authentic love require free will? / Thaddeus J. Williams.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (203 pages).
Series Currents of encounter ; v. 41
Currents of encounter ; v. 41.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; 1. EVIL AND THE AUTONOMOUS HEART Rethinking Free Will as a Condition of Authentic Love; 2. FREEDOM AND THE ENSLAVED HEART Depth Capacity and the Case for Libertarian Free Will; 3. LOVE AND THE REFORMED HEART: The Scope of Divine Action in Human Love; EPILOGUE: What a Difference One Word Makes; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary The defining premise of the Relational Free Will Defense is the claim that authentic love requires free will. Many scholars, including Gregory Boyd and Vincent BrĂ¼mmer, champion this claim. Best-selling books, such as Rob Bell's Love Wins, echo that love "cannot be forced, manipulated, or coerced. It always leaves room for the other to decide." The claim that love requires free will has even found expression in mainstream Hollywood films, including Frailty, Bruce Almighty, and The Adjustment Bureau .The analysis shows convincingly that the claim that authentic love requires free will, does.
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Subject Love -- Religious aspects.
Free will and determinism -- Religious aspects.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Thaddeus J. Williams. Love. : Does Authentic Love Require Free Will?, Freedom, and Evil. Amsterdam Editions Rodopi B.V. 2011 9042033592 (OCoLC)730034300
ISBN 9789401200585 (electronic bk.)
9401200580 (electronic bk.)