God Doesn’t Will to Know Everything in Advance

In a previous post, I shared the story that Roger Olson related about Moltmann and Open Theism. When Olson explained Open Theism to him, Moltmannn related it to his understanding of the self-limitation (kenosis) of God, which he regards to be exemplified not only in the incarnation of Jesus, but in the very act of creation itself. Below is a selection from Science and Wisdom where he articulates the relationship between the self-limitation of God and all those “omni” attributes that Christians frequently talk about. This is the closest resonance I’ve seen to Open Theism in Moltmann’s written works:

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