Interesting. . .
A friend from my CPE program piqued my insterest during a discussion over various ways of interpreting predesination. During our talk he made reference to the “two wills” of God. At the time I wasn’t in the appropriate frame of mind to make any connection between the idea of God’s absolute and ordained powers (which was something I had been talking about before, with which my fine Presbyterian friend disagreed). Having looked into it a bit more, I find it interesting that a Calvinst was talking to me, an Anglican about there being two wills in God as concnerns salvation. I was inclinded to defend an idea that there is actually only one will in God, which we are simply too tiny to grasp. Imagine my surrprise when I found that our own beloved Anglican father, Richard Hooker, defeneded the idea of there being two wills in God, an Antecedant and a Consequential–rather than cede a point to a calvinist theologian that God, having only one will, must therefore have willed some to damnation directly. I need to read more on this, but perhaps it could lead to a paper in my upcoming “Why Did Jesus Die” class.