Grudem concludes, "I believe that on several grounds open theism
is a serious enough doctrinal error that it should now be excluded by new boundaries".
Nagasawa's strategy in response to this argument is similar to his reply to Grim's knowledge de se argument against theism
Perhaps that is because we think that if theism
is true, God is sui genus, utterly unique, and not one of potentially indefinitely many instances (as in the popular idea that there are 330 million deities in Hinduism).
The main approach that is often used in the appraisal of the theism
of ancient Egypt is a comparative study with the notion of monotheism as defined in the Western theistic philosophy.
He suggests that much work in philosophy of religion today addressing how the evidence of evil should affect our assessment of the plausibility of Christian theism
employ the 'Standard View', which in turn consists of two assumptions.
In addition, I would argue that the pendulum has swung so far to the extreme of a detached theism
that it is high time for a move to re-envision the natural world as sacred and thus deserving of human nurture and love.
This is examined closely to see if it can support an argument for theism
in the face of the "many universes" counterargument.
According to author Paul Froese, an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University, the Soviet failure to totally eliminate theism
calls into question the conventional wisdom that modernity and secularization inevitably go hand-in-hand.
The authors first attempt to conceptualize theistic psychotherapy by discussing the relationship between theism
Scholars from natural and social sciences and from religion and philosophy consider such matters as whether science has really destroyed its own religious roots, the interplay of science and religious knowledge regarding evolution, science and theology as faithful human activities, belief in God, stewardship and economic harmony, Darwin and intelligent design, time and open theism
, physics and scientific materialism, biotechnology and human dignity, and the realist/non-realist debate in science and religion.
Within this deceptively compact text, Buhring uses an efficient "compare and contrast" strategy to explain some rather complex liberative theologies, alongside his distinctive perspective on the nature of God, suffering, and evil that he describes as bumanocentric theism
Some may believe that theism
and religion are interchangeable terms but according to Streed theism
and religion are different although they are at times connected.