Sanders Critiques Oord’s Essential Kenosis

Open Theist John Sanders critiques Open Theist Thomas Oord. A statement from Sanders about a new article he has written:

I argue that Oord tries to have his cake and eat it too. First, he says that “love never controls” but then turns around and criticizes the openness model for God failing to control a situation. In fact, Oord does think that love should control sometimes so it is false to say love never controls. Second, the major contradiction in the book arises from the claims that God cannot prevent any instance of evil and yet God can raise Jesus from the dead. If God is responsible for such acts then questions arise about God not preventing evil.

A link to the draft of his article, which he asks not to quote or cite in anticipation of a final draft being released:


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