Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God's Openness

Most Moved Mover A Theology of God s Openness In Clark Pinnock along with four other scholars published The Openness of God which set out a new evangelical vision of God centered on his open relational and responsive love for creation Si

  • Title: Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God's Openness
  • Author: Clark H. Pinnock Arthur W. Pink
  • ISBN: 9780801022906
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1994, Clark Pinnock along with four other scholars published The Openness of God, which set out a new evangelical vision of God centered on his open, relational, and responsive love for creation.Since then, dozens of books and articles have been written to discuss the open view of God It has become a major subject of debate within the Evangelical Theological Society, aIn 1994, Clark Pinnock along with four other scholars published The Openness of God, which set out a new evangelical vision of God centered on his open, relational, and responsive love for creation.Since then, dozens of books and articles have been written to discuss the open view of God It has become a major subject of debate within the Evangelical Theological Society, and Christianity Today has called for ongoing study of the subject by both classical theists and openness theologians Now Pinnock, in an effort to continue ongoing conversation, returns with Most Moved Mover to defend the open view of God against criticism.Most Moved Mover, the most passionate and articulate defense of openness theology to date, begins with an analysis of the heated debate sparked by the publication of The Openness of God Pinnock then clears up misconceptions about openness theology, points out areas of agreement between classical and openness theologians, and lays the groundwork for future discussions.From an insider s perspective, Pinnock takes readers deep into the openness debate that is shaking the evangelical movement, detailing reactions and replies from thinkers as diverse as Millard Erickson, Greg Boyd, and John Polkinghorne.Most Moved Mover is sure to inform all evangelicals, regardless of their viewpoint, of the latest developments concerning the open view of God movement It will be required reading in the academy and for church leaders who want to keep current with the ongoing evangelical debate about God s nature and attributes.

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    1. I have read as much of this book as I am going to. While the idea of God's openness, Pinnock's key theological concept, is certainly one that I accept and applaud, much of the theological context in which the discussion is set is very uncomfortable for me. The author is out of that segment of the evangelical tradition that sees the Bible as the ultimate authority on all questions. God is totally anthropomorphized and, not surprisingly, male. These are just a few of the contextual elements that m [...]

    2. Filling the Gaps in AquinasPinnock presents a reconsideration of the Aristotelian definition of God as the Unmoved Mover. The original concept is based on the idea of Plato that anything that changes in any way is not perfect.So for Aristotle, God was only an organizing principle or concept, not an interactive entity. This was the limitation facing Thomas Aquinas in using the popular philosophical approaches of medieval Europe's growing secular academic scholasticism.He made some great progress, [...]

    3. Excellent, easy read on understanding one perspective of open theism. Not the most radical perspective, but one that is easier to accept than others. Overall great read!

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