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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, D. T
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-06T06:58:43Z
dc.date.available2017-10-06T06:58:43Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, D. T. (2006). Opening the trinity: developing the "open theism" debate. Acta Theologica, 25(2), 177-195.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/7159
dc.description.abstractEnglish: The reconciliation of the omniscience of God with the free choices of humanity is a problem whic has taced christian thinkers for centuries. Reently the issue has become prominent with the emergence of support for " open theism:, the belief that free will is such tha God cannot know the future, simply because it has not yet happened. this idea has produced considerable opposition largely based on the pereived insecurity with which it leave Christians, and the feeling that it deminished God. A further solution to the problem can be based on the concept of god's kenosis, that God has freely chosen to think t limit himself, specifically his knowledge. As this is a freely chosen action of God, so not an inherent limitation, and is temporaty, it meets the fundamental objection to open theism. At the same time, kenosis was done for the sake of enabling a relationship with God, in which Christians do find ultimate security.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectTrinityen_ZA
dc.subjectOpen theismen_ZA
dc.subjectKenosisen_ZA
dc.subjectFree willen_ZA
dc.titleOpening the trinity: developing the "open theism" debateen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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