predestination

Books

Faith’s ghastly legacy

A review of Dominic Erdozain

Christians fail to realize that the responsibility for rebellion against the faith lies invariably at their own door.

Books

Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

On the face of it, it does not seem difficult to state the contradictions that beset a doctrine of predestination. An absolute sense that God determines the outcome of our lives cuts the nerve of moral responsibility. Softening the doctrine to make room for human efforts leads to works righteousness.