Terminology Tuesday: Compatibilism

*The theory that human free will is consistent (compatible) with God’s sovereign prerogative to determine or will all things that are to happen. In order for this to be true, compatibilists usually argue that human freedom is only analogous to God’s freedom and not identical with it. More specifically, human freedom is limited, whereas God’s freedom is absolute.

* Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 28

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Brian Mason