theism, open

   Open theism is the view of recent popularity that the affirmation that determinism is false and that humans have freedom as per libertarianism commits one to believing that God does not know future free actions. Open theism is thus a radical solution to the problem of foreknowledge and freedom. Its recent proponents have been from the evangelical wing of the Church, and include theologians such as Gregory Boyd and Clark Pinnock, and philosophers such as William Hasker and David Basinger. Richard Swinburne and Peter Geach have similar views though from different sections of the Church. Most Christian philosophers have not been convinced that open theism is the best solution to the dilemma of freedom and foreknowledge.
   Further reading: Hasker 1989; Pinnock, Rice, Sanders, Hasker and Basinger 1994

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