Free Will QuizThe paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in Jewish history. How much do you know about this debate?
Question 1. Elliot Dorff, a Conservative rabbi and theologian, has used arguments about genetic predeterminism and free will to respond to what issue?
Rights for Homosexuals
Freedom of speech
Question 2. Many kabbalists believe that God's providence does not extend to which of the following?
People who do not study Kabbalah
Question 3. Which of the following thinkers posited that having free choice is not as good a state as doing right automatically?
Question 4. According to Isaac Luria, why is free will a difficult concept to accept?
Because there is nothing separate from God
Because chaos is impossible to predict
Because God cannot have foreknowledge of human actions
Because there is no difference between fatalism and determinism
Question 5. Which Christian thinker's view on free will parallels Maimonides' view?
Question 6. Which Jewish philosopher suggested that God knows the options from which we will choose, but doesn’t know the specific choice we will make?
Question 7. How does Maimonides deal with the problem of free choice?
By embracing the idea that man has free will, but that God has foreknowledge with what each person will choose
By rejecting the concept outright
By saying that God rejects free will, but God wants human beings to believe that it exists
All of these
None of these