Gregory Boyd: "God of the Possible" Book Review by panmcg

Gregory Boyd: "God of the Possible"
A critical review of Gregory A. Boyd's book "God of the Possible: A Biblical Introduction to the Open View of God."
# 113887 | 1,923 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | AU

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This paper evaluates Gregory A. Boyd's book "God of the Possible: A Biblical Introduction to the Open View of God," which presents open theism as an alternative to classical theism. The writer analyzes Boyd's approach, his biblical interpretation, the core beliefs of which he writes and their practical implications. The writer concludes that Boyd successfully achieves his prescribed purpose for writing and presents a 'much more livable theology'.

Boyd's Project
Biblical Interpretation
The Beliefs of Open Theism
Practical Advantages of Open Theism

From the Paper:

"Boyd contends that there are many problems inherent in the classical view of God's foreknowledge and thus seeks to present a more biblically sound and more practically relevant standpoint on the issue of God's foreknowledge. He desires to present this in a way that is widely accessible to all as he contends that "this issue is too important and too practically significant to be limited to academic circles." Consequently he concedes that particular aspects of the open theism perspective have been deliberately overlooked in order to achieve his overarching goal of informing and motivating the intended audience in the most effective manner possible."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. God of the Possible : A Biblical Introduction to the Open View of God. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2000.
  • Ellington, Scott A. 'Who shall lead them out?' Journal of Pentecostal Theology 14 no 1 O (2005): 41-60.
  • Erdman, Jonathan, 'Open Theism: an introduction presentation', No pages. Cited 9 April 2009.
  • Frame, John M. No Other God : A Response to Open Theism. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001.
  • Hume, David, and Norman Kemp Smith. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. 2d ed. London, New York,: T. Nelson, 1947.

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