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What Does God Know and When Did He Know It?

To be God is to know … everything. He is the Creator who brings beings into being from out of nothing. If something, anything, exists, God knows it; and he knows it completely, exhaustively, immediately. He knows the world from … Continue reading

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Open Theism, Eternity, and the Biblical God

Twenty some years ago I read the ground­breaking book The Openness of God—a collection of essays by evangelical theologians and philosophers who argue that the “biblical” God who does not foreknow the future. This understanding has since become known as “open theism.” … Continue reading

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Does God Know What Hasn’t Happened Yet?

In my article on Molinism, I quoted a lengthy passage on divine foreknowledge from David Burrell’s book Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions.  Several people found Burrell’s analysis confusing. While the passage is a tad clearer when when read within … Continue reading

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Universalism, Molinism, and the Metaphysics of Actuality

Jeff Cook has completed his three-part series on universalism: “Universalism and Freedom.” Given that Steven Nemes has already published a lengthy response over at his blog, I thought I’d restrict myself to one feature of Cook’s argument—the nature of divine … Continue reading

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Greg Boyd and C. S. Lewis on the Open Future

Greg Boyd just posted a short article on his blog: “Does the Open View Limit God?” His thesis is simply stated: open theists do not limit God, as they agree with classical theists that God knows everything that can be … Continue reading

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The God of Regret versus the God of the Bible

A quick note. I just read Greg Boyd’s blog piece “God’s Regrets and Divine Foreknowledge.” Does God ever regret his decisions? Of course he does, Boyd avers. The Bible tells us so. The most famous story of divine regret is … Continue reading

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