Author, Theologian & Professor of Religious Studies

Primary Research Focus:

Open Theism

 Is God open to and influenced by what creatures do? Is the future open or determined? Does God know with certainty what we will do in the future?

Cognitive Linguistics

How do language and culture play a role in the way we understand the Bible, morality, and God?

“In creating us the divine intention was that we would come to experience the triune love and respond to it with love of our own and freely come to collaborate with God towards the achievement of God’s goals.”

Future of Open Theism

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The Future of Open Theism by Richard Rice (2020) is a wonderful book. The first part covers its development and reception. Rice does a terrific job of surveying the history of this idea, including forerunners such as McCabe and Olson. He explains how the book, The Openness of God, came about and summarizes…

Muslim Scholarship on Open Theism

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Bayam, Emine Gören. Doctoral dissertation 2016. (In Turkish). Acık Teizm Baglaminda Tanri’nin Onbilgisi ve Insan Hurriyeti (God's Foreknowledge and Human Freedom in the context of Open Theism). Istanbul University, Turkey. • “AÇIK TEİZME GÖRE TANRI’NIN HER ŞEYİ BİLMESİ MESELESİ.”…
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