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PRETORIUS, Mark. An epigrammatic analysis on open theism and its impact on classical Christianity. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2013, vol.69, n.1, pp.1-6. ISSN 2072-8050.

Open theism is a theological position taken by a number of scholars and deals with human free will and its relationship to God, including the nature of the future. This brief article explores this relationship and challenges the tenets of open theism by arguing that it is a flawed system. The major thrust of the article asks two questions: Firstly, are the views of open theism consistent with God's divine attributes, namely all-knowing and all-powerful. Secondly, how should Christians relate their beliefs to a particular Zeitgeist?

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