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I. Terminology – II. Law – III. Church History – IV. Philosophy of Religion – V. Dogmatics – VI. Ethics – VII. Judaism – VIII. Islam

I. Terminology

Classical Antiquity lacked a term for free will, a concept first popularized by Christians in Late Antiquity. Aristotle discussed the problem in the context of asking in what sense actions lie “within us” (ἐϕ᾿ ἡμῖν/ephʾ hēmín; Arist. Eth. Nic. III 1, 1110a, 1–3). The Stoic…

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Markschies, Christoph, Loos, Fritz, Herms, Eilert, Fraenkel, Carlos and Nagel, Tilman, “Free Will”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_224275>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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