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Why is an 'open' future controversial among theologians? If the future is not 'settled', if there is no certainty from God's viewpoint of how future events will turn out, then God's providence, could not be as sure. If the future is truly open, then not even God could know the future because there are no future facts to know.
Dirk Evers is Professor for Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. He is Vice-President for Publication of ESSSAT (The European Society for the Study of Science and Theology), and is an ordained minister of the German Lutheran Church.
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