Free Will Quiz

The 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 of 10
Who said that "everything is foreseen [by God], yet man has the capacity to choose freely"?
Question 2 of 10
What does the Apocryphal writer Ben Sira believe about predetermination?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: The Bible has examples of God announcing predetermined events and interfering with individual choices.
Question 4 of 10
Which Jewish philosopher comes closest to asserting that humans do not have free will?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these modern scientific advances challenge the Jewish idea of free will?
Question 6 of 10
Which of the following did not have his/their heart(s) hardened by God?
Question 7 of 10
According to Isaac Luria, why is free will a difficult concept to accept?
Question 8 of 10
Who believed that free will doesn't really exist, but human beings need to believe it does?
Question 9 of 10
Elliot Dorff, a Conservative rabbi and theologian, has used arguments about genetic predeterminism and free will to respond to what issue?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these problems concerned medieval philosophers?

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