If Reformed churches believe that God foreordains whatsoever comes to pass, then how do we explain human responsibility? In one sense, there have been multiple answers to that question. There are also multiple explanations of how much agreement there is between various ways that Reformed people account for God’s sovereignty and human responsibility.

Paul Helm has entered a debate about how to connect the Reformed tradition to medieval theology in regard to God’s sovereignty in relation to our responsibility. He argues that John Calvin, Francis Turretin, and Jonathan Edwards all represent a stream of thought that God’s full determination of all things is compatible with true human responsibility.

This book is a full-force exploration of philosophical theology. It examines a very finely-tuned debate about the history of the Reformed tradition. For those who are well-acquainted with Richard Muller’s writings on the history of Reformed theology, this book will be an interesting display of crossing swords between two brilliant minds. It will certainly be a work that engages your mental muscles, as you digest some of the highest level doctrinal analysis.

This book is available to purchase from Mound Books.

Harrison Perkins, London City Presbyterian Church