3.5.10

THE OPENNESS OF GOD CONTROVERSY

How should we conceive of God’s providential relationship to the world? Critically survey the current spectrum of theological opinions and then try to reach your own conclusion. 

I feel a bit nervous about tackling this. I am reading around the net to begin with and feelings are running high in response to open theism, which is, I think, what this question is asking me to tackle fundamentally. Conservative and reformed theologians have not worried about charging open theists with heresy.  I think that I am going to have to be careful not to get caught up in the polarising that occurs. I hope to discover the subtleties, the shades of grey. When I wrote on Penal Substitutionary Atonement last year, I think I failed to grasp the subtelties because I had rather overdosed on the reformed position.

Oh dear, controversies abound, as usual. I need to balance my reading.

So far I am looking at
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion by Michael J. Murray, Michael C. Rea.
This will give me four views on Divine Providence in a chapter on the attributes of God

JB Cobb (ed) & CH Pinnock (ed), Searching for an adequate God : a dialogue between process and free will theists.
BA Ware, God's Lesser Glory 

GA Boyd Is God to blame?
GA Boyd, God at War

CH Pinnock, Most Moved Mover

Hall & Sanders, Does God have a Future
Pinnock & Rice, The Openness of God
 

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