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This review is from: The Only Wise God: The Compatibility Of Divine Foreknowledge And Human Freedom (Paperback)
The author considers the question: If God is omniscient, then doesn't His foreknowledge of my future acts constrain my free will? A sticky issue indeed. But Dr. Craig utilzes modal logic and the molinist idea of middle knowledge to show that omniscience and free will are not incompatible. What makes the book even more interesting is how middle knowledge can bring interesting insights into soteriology and missiology.
One negative comment about the book is that the chapters concerning Newcomb's paradox, backard causation in time travel, and human precognition are difficult to understand for laymen (especially Newcomb's paradox). The point of these chapters is to show that knowledge of future free acts is not incompatible with free will. But the technical nature of Newcomb's paradox et al. makes the reader lose this point.
A second negative comment is that the book mainly considers the question of fatalism but does not address determinism proper.
Overall, however, the book is certainly challenging and will keep you up late at night pondering deep thoughts. Impress your friends