preordination


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The 30-something social-worker pastor, Father Ray, is cute enough to be a Father What-a-Waste, but spends as much time struggling with a dryness in his prayer life as he does wrestling with the remains of a preordination affair.
Theological determinists, such as Leibniz and Jonathan Edwards, appealed to a similar notion of freedom in order to reconcile divine preordination with human responsibility for sin.
This was verified by interviews with the priest's preordination girlfriends and with Jewish mothers of unmarried sons.