Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom − A Perennial Problem

Warren Quanbeck

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1999

Issue: God and Evil (Vol. 19, No 4, Fall, 1999)

In this wide-ranging essay, Warren Quanbeck, who taught regularly at Luther Seminary from 1947 until his death in 1979, challenges the standard scholastic responses to the question of the relation between divine sovereignty and human freedom. But Professor Quanbeck's own proposal spells out a method that will affect not just this central theological issue, but all thinking about God − and about anthropology and ethics as well. To look back at this essay after 25 years is to recognize how deeply the theological methodology proposed by Warren Quanbeck and other post-World War II theologians has colored theological conversation and education in the latter part of the twentieth century.

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