Obviously the Stoics had to discard the former notion of the possible which signified an objective contingency in a non-deterministic world, and to replace it by something compatible with determinism. They did so very logically by making it a subjective category and basing it on human ignorance of the future... The meaning of "chance" underwent a change which was linked up with the new significance of the possible. It is interesting to note that the Aristotelian definition of tyche was taken over literally by the Stoics and thereby the "obscurity to human calculation" was given a new meaning.
Dr. Nichols: I have enjoyed your books,especially the little yellow covered book, The Reformation. I am enjoying your 5 minutes of church history. I am a loyal listener of the Ligonier presentations of Dr. Sproul and the TableTalk magazine. I also have enjoyed the books of Dr. Steven Lawson which I have purchased and read through the Ligonier program. I would like to receive your 5 minutes of church history to my online email. George J. Sweeney, . Lincoln, NE = @ . Thank you for your devotion to our Savior, Jesus.