chapter  7
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Incompatibility of Freedom in Free-will Theism

Freedom is a central notion in responding to the problem of evil. For even an omnipotent God could not unilaterally control the actions of free creatures. Both process theists and traditional theists agree on this. Griffin, however, contends that traditional theism, even free-will theism, cannot consistently affirm this crucial notion of creaturely freedom, their claim to do so notwithstanding. He thinks that the logical implications of traditional doctrines of God undermine any possibility of affirming any contingency or freedom in the world.