Moltmann, Open Theism, and the Kenosis of God

Roger Olson has recently shared some fascinating reflections about the personalities of various theologians he has known over the years (here and here). Among others, this has included references to some familiar names, including Olson’s teacher, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and his dear friend, the late great Stanley Grenz. But of particular interest to this blogger were Olson’s interactions with Jürgen Moltmann. Here is a unique window into a theological interaction with Molty after a few glasses of wine:

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Roger Olson on Calvinism and Arminianism

Although I’ve become an increasing fan of the Reformed tradition (partly through my engagement with Calvin directly, but especially through modern Reformed theologians like Karl Barth and Jurgen Moltmann), I am Wesleyan-Methodist in background, which will always be in my theological DNA. And Wesleyans are, generally speaking, Arminian (not Calvinist) in their soteriology.

Roger Olson is probably the most prominent articulator and defender of Arminianism today. I have benefited much from his blog and from his book Against Calvinism (to be fair, the companion book by Michael Horton, For Calvinism, is great too!)

A while back I watched a video Q&A with Roger Olson on Calvinism and Arminianism.  (http://vimeo.com/62468956). Continue reading Roger Olson on Calvinism and Arminianism