Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Heresy Never Dies: A final resource

"Always, after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again."

As a final farewell to blog writing here is an essay I wrote on the 20th/21st Century Open theist rehabilitation of the 17th Century Socinian denial that God knows what you and are going to to tomorrow.

This view was torpedoed by the Post-Reformation divines, including, by order of the State, John Owen.  But like a drowning man it came back up to the surface once of twice in the intervening centuries.  This essay explores the fanfare of the evangelical Open theists over their new 'paradigm' for understanding God that was, in reality, a repackaging on an older heresy.

I'm finally putting it up here because it was a labour of love to work on and, in my humble opinion, expanded on the source material and criticism previously offered in critiques of the historical antecedents to Open theism.

The essay, Heresy Never Dies: Open theists and Socinians on the foreknowledge of God, can be found here