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The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to…

The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding… (1994)

by Richard Rice (Contributor), David Basinger (Contributor), William Hasker (Contributor), Clark H. Pinnock (Contributor), John Sanders (Contributor)

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There are other copies of this title that list Richard Rice as author. He was second in credits for this title. The team also included John Sanders, William Hasker and David Basinger.
The above is partly true. Richard Rice published "The openness of God: The relationship of divine foreknowledge and human free will" in 1980 on his own which preceded, and lead to, this book which borrows its title from Rice's earlier (solo) book.
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Voted one of 1995 Books of the Year!

presents a careful and full-orbed argument that the God known through Christ desires "responsive relationship" with his creatures. While it rejects process theology, the book asserts that such classical doctrines as God's immutability, impassibility and foreknowledge demand reconsideration.

The authors insist that our understanding of God will be more consistently biblical and more true to the actual devotional lives of Christians if we profess that "God, in grace, grants humans significant freedom" and enters into relationship with a genuine "give-and-take dynamic."

is remarkable in its comprehensiveness, drawing from the disciplines of biblical, historical, systematic and philosophical theology. Evangelical and other orthodox Christian philosophers have promoted the "relational" or "personalist" perspective on God in recent decades. Now here is the first major attempt to bring the discussion into the evangelical theological arena.

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