, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 553–555 | Cite as

Sunday School Student and Theological Fatalism



I will briefly argue that theological fatalism is not a genuine ‘theological’ problem, for it can be reduced to another alleged incompatibility that arises independently of the existence or non-existence of God. I will conclude that the way of arguing against the existence of God or His omniscience by appealing to theological fatalism is blocked for libertarian atheists.


Theological fatalism God’s foreknowledge Necessity of the past Future contingents 


  1. Fischer, J. M. (1992). Recent work on God and freedom. American Philosophical Quarterly, 29, 91–109.Google Scholar
  2. Fischer, J. M., Todd, P., & Tognazzini, N. (2009). Engaging with Pike: God, freedom and time. Philosophical Papers, 38, 247–270.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Hasker, W. (1989). God, Time, and Knowledge. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Plantinga, A. (1986). On Ockham’s way out. Faith and Philosophy, 3, 235–269.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Faculty of HumanitiesTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran

Personalised recommendations