Philosophia Christi 19 (2):315 - 329 (2017)

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Michael Bertrand
Ohio State University
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Abstract: In this paper we argue that Robert Kane’s theory of free will cannot accommodate the possibility of a sinless individual who faces morally significant choices because a sinless agent cannot voluntarily accord value to an immoral desire, and we argue that Kane’s theory requires this. Since the Jesus of the historic Christian tradition is held to be sinless, we think Christians should reject Kane’s theory because it seems irreconcilable with historic Christian Christology. We consider two objections to our argument and argue that both fail.
Keywords Free Will  Libertarianism  Philosophy of Religion  Robert Kane
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DOI 10.5840/pc201719226
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