Jun 30, 2007 Liz rated it really liked it. Recommends it for: those interested in the calvinist/arminian debate. I don't know that I agree with Rice's assertions in this book, but it seems to me, so far as I have read, that it is the most logical reconciliation between predestination and free will. Although, taken to an extreme, Open Theism can create an impotent god, so it has to be approached with caution and an understanding of the semantics Rice is using.
This is a brilliant and thought-provoking book on the issue of God's perfect foreknowledge. However, having digested it, it does seem as if theologians generally conclude that the reality of God absolutely knowing our future then FIXES it, meaning we are enslaved to what He "knows. I'm not convinced that generalization always follows. The other dilemma for Christians is to explain the reality of prophecy, where God plainly knows and declares things that are hundreds of years in the shadowed future
Richard Rice (theologian). Rice introduced the term "open theism" in his 1980 book The Openness of God: The Relationship of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will.
Richard Rice (theologian). It was republished by Pinnock's publisher Bethany House under the title God's Foreknowledge & Man's Free Will.
The nature of the divine sovereignty - Jack W. Cottrell. Divine foreknowledge and free-will theism - Richard Rice.
This work carries on the ancient debate about the scope of God's saving purposes and the manner of his effecting salvation in human beings. From Augustine to Arminius : a pilgrimage in theology - Clark H. Pinnock. The universality of God's love - Fritz Guy. Universal grace and atonement in the pastoral epistles - I. Howard Marshall. The universal power of the atonement - Terry L. Miethe. The nature of the divine sovereignty - Jack W. Divine foreknowledge and free-will theism - Richard Rice
Only the gods are real.
Only the gods are real. Richard Dorson, A Theory for American Folklore, American Folklore and the Historian. University of Chicago Press, 1971). He didn’t worry that the man was going to get him, because the man had got him. He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, because yesterday had brought it. It did not matter, Shadow decided, if you had done what you had been convicted of or not.
Your talks via YouTube always bring forth new thoughts. also I never tire hearing your jokes prior to talks/debates. Thank you so much giving this old man (70) at least a peek into your work. God Bless You my brother. Richard F. Fish, Irvine, California.
Does God know absolutely everything that's going to happen? Can He foresee future moral choices and actions .
Does God know absolutely everything that's going to happen? Can He foresee future moral choices and actions which have not yet been made? If one's future responses and behavior are totally foreknowable, is she truly free? Dr. Richard Rice explores these and other fascinating questions which have sometimes divided Christians. The author gives new perspective on one of the most fundamental issues of the Christian faith: the relationship of God to His creation and the reality and extent of human freedom
Richard Rice is professor of religion at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. He is the author of several books, including God s Foreknowledge and Man s Free Will and Reason and the Contours of Faith.
Richard Rice is professor of religion at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. University of South Africa) is professor of religion at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.