New Credo Podcast: What is the Reformed View of Free Will?
Debates over free will typically occupy Calvinists and Arminians. But did you know that even within the Reformed camp there has been recent debate over how to define free will? In this podcast, J. V. Fesko and Matthew Barrett discuss the relationship between God’s sovereignty and human free will with philosophical theologian, Paul Helm. Helm graciously tackles the views of Richard A. Muller and Antonie Vos to argue that compatibilism is deeply rooted in the mainstream understanding of the reformers’ conviction on the matter. Additionally, the three discuss the views of one of history’s key thinkers on this doctrine, Jonathan Edwards.
For more on this topic, read Helm’s book, Reforming Free Will: A Conversation on the History of Reformed Views edited by J. V. Fesko and Matthew Barrett (Mentor, 2020).