Faith and Philosophy 24 (4):433-457 (2007)

Alexander R. Pruss
Baylor University
While it might seem prima facie plausible that divine foreknowledge is all that is needed for prophecy, this seems incorrect. To issue a prophecy, God hasto know not just how someone will act, but how someone would act were the prophecy issued. This makes some think that Middle Knowledge is required.I argue that Thomas Flint’s two Middle Knowledge based accounts of prophecy are unsatisfactory, but one of them can be repaired. However the resources needed for repair also yield a sketch of a foreknowledge-only account of prophecy.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil20072444
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