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Bound Only Once: The Failure of Open Theism
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Bound Only Once: The Failure of Open Theism


Canon Press 2001

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Open theists like to picture the God of classical Christian theism as a distant, despotic, micromanaging sovereign. The god of Open theism, on the other hand, is ready to enter into new experiences and to become deeply involved in helping us cope as we, with him, face things we simply did not know would happen. They insist that God has knowledge, but not all knowledge, certainly not knowledge of the future acts of free beings. Such Open theistic inferences reveal a deep-seated devotion to Enlightenment categories and narrow unpoetic imaginations.

Ideas have destinations, and one of the consequences of our trying to read the Scriptures without any poetry in our souls will be the eventual destruction of any possibility of ministering to souls. Just imaging the hymn writer trying to lift up the downcast-"I know not what the future holds, but I know who also doesn't know much about it either."

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  • Title: Bound Only Once: The Failure of Open Theism
  • Author: Douglas Wilson
  • Publisher: Canon
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 232

About Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in classical studies and an M.A. in philosophy. He is pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and Senior Fellow in Theology at New Saint Andrews College. He is also the founder and editor of Credenda/Agenda magazine.

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