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Afraid to Believe in Free Will

Afraid to Believe in Free Will The Human Tendency to Avoid Responsibility for Free Choices

By Carl E. Begley
Published by WestBow Press

Average Blogger Rating: 3.47 Stars

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On 5/7 Nathan Albright wrote: It should be admitted at the outset that this is not a book for everyone, but those people who can read this book and appreciate it for what it is should find it immensely enjoyable. It is a book from a Christian publisher, and a book that might at first glance appear to be an entry into the Calvnist/Arminian ... Book Review: Afraid To Believe In Free Will

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/30 TheSpiritedNerd wrote: The irony is not lost on me: I’m writing a review about a book about that explores the capacity the human race has for avoiding responsiblity…such as keeping a blog up-to-date. All this aside, Begley’s book leaves readers questioning the reasons why we stand in our way in life. Ponder this: Are ... Book Review: Afraid to Believe in Free Will

TheSpiritedNerd's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/13 randisbookbag wrote: Do human beings possess free will and the ability to make choices about our everyday behaviors and about the way we live our lives? Or are our choices determined by forces that we cannot completely understand, such as rewards (reinforcers), unconscious emotions, environment, and childhood experiences? As ... Good content, flawed presentation

randisbookbag's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/4 Sam Isaacson wrote: This book is a bit of an odd one, because I can’t quite nail it down. I suppose I was expecting a comparison between Calvinism and Arminianism, and this is definitely not that. It’s quite academic in flavour, looking at the philosophical and psychological history of belief in free will along with ... Afraid to Believe in Free Will by Carl E. Begley

Sam's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/5 Josh Chalmers wrote: I just finished Afraid to Believe in Free Will: The Human Tendency to Avoid Responsibility for Free Choices by Carl E. Begley. This book took a while to read, but once I committed I found it well worth the effort, primarily because its not often you find an author whose a psychologist with a theological ... Free Will Means We Are Responsible For Our Actions

Josh's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/20 Melissa Stewart wrote: I selected Afraid to Believe in Free Will: The Human Tendency to Avoid Responsibility for Free Choices by Carl E. Begley in anticipation of receiving thought-provoking information on both sides of the free will debate. While I did come across some of that, most of what I received was an overwhelming ... Afraid to Believe in Free Will

Melissa's Rating:

3 Stars

On 6/4 Frank Olvera (aka The Christian Noob) wrote: In “Afraid to Believe in Free Will” (ISBN 9781449701840, 2010), Psychologist Carl E. Begley explains why psychology interferes with our need to experience free will. He mentions that, since will can’t be measure “any aspects of human behavior” including free will, he was told not to worry about ... “Afraid to Believe in Free Will” by Carl E. Begley

Frank Olvera (aka The Christian Noob)'s Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/23 Lucille P Robinson wrote: I have been trying to read Afraid to Believe in Free Will for a long time and can't get past the first few pages. For the following reasons I have procrastinated: Thomas Nelson Company has stood for Bibles, and other fiction/nonfiction books dealing with faith in God so long that it has developed a ... Evolution vs Creation

Lucille P's Rating:

1 Stars

On 4/16 Brian Welter wrote: Psychologist Carl E. Begley's goal is to confront people when they or their counselor want to let themselves off of the moral hook. For the last hundred years psychology has been dominated by determinists who deny free will. They therefore deny human responsibility. This has led to the common sociological ... Solid Diagnosis of the Culture of Death

Brian's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/27 Dan Barnes wrote: I review books often, so I decided to read one that was on the opposite viewpoint of where I stand. I believe in the will of humans and the ability to make choice, but I reject the idea of "Free Will", because I believe the human will is in bondage, we are slaves to either sin or Christ. We are driven ... Afraid to Believe in Free Will, a review

Dan's Rating:

2 Stars