Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Jeremiah Burroughs: Rationality and Liberty

1.  What is rationality?
2.  What does it mean to be a creature?
3.  What is understanding?  Judgement? Liberty of action?

That is why no creature but a rational creature can do an act of freedom.  Liberty of action is only in rational creatures and only comes from hence, for that is only freedom that is done in a rational way. Rational freedom is when I, by my judgment, see what has to be done, understand a thing, and my judgment agrees with what I understand: that is done freely. 

Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, 17.