Just after I take a look at earliest edition of A Scandalous Providence, that I however start thinking about, even in its recently granted 2nd, revised edition, the very best publication on Godaˆ™s providence previously published, Tupper involved talk at a church near where I living. Without a doubt we went to listen to and see your personally. Notably present, aˆ?up front side and heart,aˆ? was a procedure theologianaˆ”a retired professor associated with the faith section of college where we show. Whenever I noticed them together, dealing with one another, I was thinking aˆ?This ought to be really interestingaˆ? because I realized Tupper eschewed process theology. Throughout question and answer opportunity after their lecture, which was predictably inspiring and enlightening, Tupper vocally declined both processes theology and open theism.
Tupperaˆ™s getting rejected of open theism amazed me as I considered it actually was implied in the posted exposition
While I first browse Tupperaˆ™s guide I loaned they to my next colleague Greg Boyd exactly who we knew had been doing a manuscript about Godaˆ™s providence that would use the theme of divine self-limitation. (That book had been sooner or later published as Is Jesus responsible? I would put it alongside Tupperaˆ™s book as one of the two best courses on Godaˆ™s providence every released. However it is much more commonly written than Tupperaˆ™s.) Better, needless to say, Greg was not enthusiasticaˆ”about Tupperaˆ™s guide. Tupperaˆ™s rejection of divine interventionism and open theism troubled your. But i do believe (?) Gregaˆ™s frustration with Tupperaˆ™s guide, regardless of numerous parallels with his very own planning, emerged furthermore from a deeper issueaˆ”Tupperaˆ™s reliance on narrative theology. Continua a leggere