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Contingency
Conditional • Contingencies
Dictionaries
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
contingency
contingency. A property of entities, events, or propositions. Contingent entities are things which do not have to exist. Contingent events are ones which do not have to occur. Contingent propositions are those which do not have to be true. In metaphysics it has been held that created things are contingent
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Contingent Events
Contingent EventsEvents whose immediate causes are (1) indeterminate or uncertain to us—e.g., as the throwing of dice; or (2) the act of a free moral agent—e.g., of the men who crucified Christ.Those under (1) are not uncertain to God, nor are those under (2), for He foreknows them as contingent in
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Contingency
ContingencyIn his treatise Freedom of the Will and elsewhere, Edwards used the term “contingency” when discussing concepts of the will or choice as being dependent on a preexisting cause or condition. In particular, he characterized an Arminian freedom of the will as involving contingency as opposed
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Contingency
CONTINGENCYAll propositions are logically either contingent or necessary. They are logically contingent if their denial is consistent. States of affairs are causally either contingent or necessary. They are causally contingent if their existence depends on the existence of something else, causally necessary