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Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views (Spectrum Multiview Series)

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The issue of God's foreknowledge and how it relates to human freedom has taken on fresh urgency with the theological proposal known as the openness of God. This view maintains that God's knowledge, while perfect, is limited inasmuch as the...


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The issue of God's foreknowledge and how it relates to human freedom has taken on fresh urgency with the theological proposal known as the openness of God. This view maintains that God's knowledge, while perfect, is limited inasmuch as the future is "open" and not settled. Here, well-known proponents of four distinct views of divine foreknowledge present their cases. 221 pages.

Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views provides a unique venue for well-known proponents of four distinct views in the openness of God debate to present their case. Paul Helm of King's College, London, presents the Augustinian/Calvinistic view. David Hunt of Whittier College contends for a simple foreknowledge view. William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology argues for middle knowledge, or Molinism, and Gregory A. Boyd of Bethel College presents the openness view.
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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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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 165960
  • Product Code 0830826521
  • EAN 9780830826520
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 2001
  • Sales Rank 37686
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.336kg

James K Beilby (Ed)

James K. Beilby (Ph.D., Marquette University) is associate professor of systematic and philosophical theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. His books include Why Bother With Truth? (with David Clark), Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views (with Paul Eddy), Naturalism Defeated?, For Faith and Clarity and Epistemology as Theology.

Paul R Eddy (Ed)

Paul R. Eddy (Ph.D., Marquette University) is Professor of Theology at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. His books include John Hick's Pluralist Philosophy of World Religions (Ashgate), Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology (with Gregory A. Boyd, Baker), Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views and The Nature of the Atonement (both with James Beilby and from IVP), and most recently Lord or Legend? Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma and The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition (both with Gregory A. Boyd and from Baker).

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  • Introduction
  • <strong>1. The Open-theism Response</strong> - <em>gregory A. Boyd</em>
  • A Simple-foreknowledge Response
  • A Middle-knowledge Response
  • An Augustinian-calvinist Response
  • <strong>2. The Simple-foreknowledge View</strong> - <em>david Hunt</em>
  • An Open-theism Response
  • A Middle-knowledge Response
  • An Augustinian-calvinist Response
  • <strong>3. The Middle-knowledge View</strong> - <em>william Lane Craig</em>
  • An Open-theism Response
  • A Simple-foreknowledge Response
  • An Augustinian-calvinist Response
  • <strong>4. The Augustinian-calvinist View</strong> - <em>paul Helm</em>
  • An Open-theism Response
  • A Simple-foreknowledge Response
  • A Middle-knowledge Response
  • Glossary
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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