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A thorough yet concise reference guide to the major issues, sources, and critiques of the openness of God theory (neotheism).
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A thorough yet concise reference guide to the major issues, sources, and critiques of the openness of God theory (neotheism).
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This book, by the president of Oregon Theological Seminary, is a superb volume on a crucial current issue.
— Roy B. Zuck
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"This book, by the president of Oregon Theological Seminary, is a superb volume on a crucial current issue."
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H. Wayne House (ThD, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; JD, Regent University School of Law) is Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Faith Seminary in Tacoma, Washington, and Professor of Law, Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. Dr. House serves on the board of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is author or editor of more than seventy journal and magazine publications, and a contributor to several books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. He is also the author of more than twenty books, including The Christian and American Law and Israel: The Land and the People. He has been married to Leta Frances McConnell for forty years, has two grown children, and five grandchildren. He enjoys playing with his grandchildren, reading, and traveling to ancient lands.
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Table of Contents

Preface 10
Acknowledgements 11
1. Terms and Definitions
Simplicity 14
Pure Actuality 14
Necessity 14
Aseity 15
Immutability 16
Impassibility 17
Eternality 18
Transcendence 19
Immanence 19
Infinity 20
Omnipotence 20
Omniscience 21
Omnipresence 22
Sovereignty 23
Relation to Creation 24
2. Hermeneutics and Theological Language
Concepts
Univocal 26
Equivocal 26
Analogical 26
Predication
Univocal 27
Equivocal 27
Analogical 27
Anthropomorphic Language
Anthropomorphism 29
Anthropopoiesis 29
Anthropopathism 29
3. The Doctrine of Scripture in Open Theism
Inerrancy 32
Predictive Prophecy 33
Inspiration 34
4. Historical Understandings of Ultimate Reality and God
Greek Philosophers
Parmenides 36
Heraclitus 36
Pythagoras 37
Plato 37
Aristotle 39
Plotinus 41
Church Fathers
Justin Martyr 42
Irenaeus 43
Tertullian 44
Origen 45
Cappadocian Fathers 46
Lactantius 47
Medieval Theologians
Augustine 48
Anselm 50
Thomas Aquinas 51
Reformation and Post-Reformation Theologians
Martin Luther 53
John Calvin 54
Jacob Arminius 55
John Wesley 56
5. Historical Views on the Attributes of God
Church Fathers
Simplicity 58
Immutability 59
Impassibility 60
Eternality 61
Omniscience 62
Sovereignty 64
Medieval Theologians
Simplicity 65
Immutability 66
Impassibility 67
Eternality 68
Omniscience 69
Sovereignty 70
Reformation and Post-Reformation Theologians
Simplicity 71
Immutability 72
Impassibility 73
Eternality 74
Omniscience 75
Sovereignty 76
Puritan Theologians
Simplicity 77
Immutability 78
Impassibility 79
Eternality 80
Omniscience 81
Sovereignty 82
Modern Theologians
Simplicity 83
Immutability 84
Impassibility 85
Eternality 86
Omniscience 87
Sovereignty 88
6. Open Theism Compared with Other Theological Systems
Attributes of God
Simplicity 90
Pure Actuality 92
Necessity 93
Infinity 94
Eternality 96
Aseity 98
Immutability 99
Impassibility 101
Immanence 103
Transcendence 105
Omniscience 106
Omnipresence 108
Omnipotence 110
Sovereignty 112
Relationship to Creation 114
Related Theological Issues
Human Free Will 116
Hermeneutics 119
Suffering 121
Prayer 123
Salvation 125
Bibliography 134
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