AuthorCast #58: Exploring Mormon Thought, episode 13 June 27 2017
Exploring Mormon Thought, Episode 13: The Attributes of God Ch 7 - Divine Foreknowledge and the Mormon Concept of Free Agency (Part 2)
By Corey Ostler
Part two of our discussion of the Mormon concept of free agency and foreknowledge. We look at different views of free will and what it means to have the ability to 'choose otherwise.' We give several variations of a hypothetical situation and ask if one would still be truly free given the scenario. We then discuss how free agency is the crux of Mormonism and a truly beautiful opportunity to create ourselves with God.
• Objections to Power to Do Otherwise
• Intervention after an Effective Interaction Is Formed
• Intervention before an Effective Intention Is Formed
• Is Intervention Possible before an Intention Is Effective?
• Is Causal Determinism Essential to Free Acts?
• A Mormon Concept of Free Agency
Learn more about Blake Ostler’s book series, Exploring Mormon Thought.