Divine foreknowledge: four views

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InterVarsity Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 221 pages
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The question of the nature of God's foreknowledge and how that relates to human freedom has been pondered and debated by Christian theologians at least since the time of Augustine. And the issue will not go away. More recently, the terms of the debate have shifted, and the issue has taken on new urgency with the theological proposal known as the openness of God. This view maintains that God's knowledge, while perfect, is limited regarding the future inasmuch as the future is "open" and not settled.Divine Foreknowledge: Four Viewsprovides a venue for well-known proponents of four distinct views of divine foreknowledge to present their cases:Gregory A. Boyd of Bethel College presents the open-theism view, David Hunt of Whittier College weighs in on the simple-foreknowledge view, William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology takes the middle-knowledge view, and Paul Helm of Regent College, Vancouver, presents the Augustinian-Calvinist view. All four respond to each of the other essayists, noting points of agreement and disagreement. Editors James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy introduce the contemporary debate and also offer a conclusion that helps you evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of each view. The result is a unique opportunity to grapple with the issues and arguments and frame your own understanding of this important debate.

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This book on Divine Foreknowledge cuts rightinto the heart of the debate about God'sknowledge of the future since it dealswith specifics on what and how God knows the future. This book is advanced and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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THE OPENTHEISM VIEW
13
A SimpleForeknowledge Response
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Paul R. Eddy (Ph.D., Marquette University) is Professor of Theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. His books includeJohn Hick's Pluralist Philosophy of World Religions (Ashgate), Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology (with G. A. Boyd, Baker) and Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views (with James Beilby IVP).

Gregory A. Boyd (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and the founder of Christus Victor Ministries. He is the author of numerous books, including Letters from a Skeptic and The Myth of a Christian Nation. He is coauthor with Eddy of The Jesus Legend. Paul Rhodes Eddy (PhD, Marquette University) is a professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is coauthor with Boyd of The Jesus Legend.