Open Theism: Making God Like Us. The Areopagus Journal Volume 4 No. 2



A persistent theological controversy has been the attempt to reconcile the parallel truths of divine sovereignty and human responsibility. It began with Augustine and Pelagius, and continued with Luther and Erasmus, Calvin and Arminius, Whitfield and Wesley. Today, however, this debate is taking a more radical, even controversial form. The new theological construct is being called “open theism” or “free-willism”. I say “more radical,” because even most Christians who emphasize the human agency or responsibility part of the equation (free will, Arminianism) over the sovereignty of God part (predestination, Calvinism), also reject open theism as heretical (although it is a bit ironic in that open theism is a logical and consistent extension of Arminianism).
This journal presents crucial information on the topic distilled by the authors as an alternative
for those without the time or the inclination to read numerous books on the topic.

Veritas: The Man-Made God of Open Theism by Craig Branch

The God of Second Guesses by Bruce A. Ware

Keeping An Open Mind: How Open Theists Interpret the Bible by A. B. Caneday

The Key to the “Openness” of the Freewill Theory by R. K. McGregor Wright

In The News
Against Heresies – The Broad Path of Unitarian Universalism by Clete Hux

Book Reviews:
Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils by Marvin L. Lubenow
The Doctrine of God: A Theology of Lordship by John M. Frame
The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God by Clark Pinnock, Richard Rice, John Sanders, William Hasker, and David Basinger
C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason by Victor Reppert
Fearlessly Feminine: Boldly Living God’s Plan for Womanhood by Jani Ortlund

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