There was a rise of what was called “false liberalism” that arose after the Reformation.  It was called “Socinianism”.  This is from Wikipedia so take it with salt but it is pretty close. The Socinians believed that God’s omniscience was limited to what was a necessary truth in the future (what would definitely happen), and did not apply to what was a contingent truth (what might happen). They believed that, if God knew every possible future, human free will was impossible; and as such rejected the “hard” view of omniscience.  Here is a blast from the past from president of (gasp) an Ivy League” school.  Again this is from the 30’s.

“Francis L. Patton, at one time president of Princeton University and afterward president of Princeton Seminary, correctly characterized this tendency (false liberalism”, now so prevalent, saying: “The disciples of the new Christianity are disposed to treat moral issues according to a method of easy-going relativity and, by measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves with themselves, which the apostle says is not wise, are able to make a convenient settlement of their account with moral obligations; so that in matters of faith it is enough to say, ‘Nobody believes it,’ and in matters of conduct, ‘They all do it.”’ (Fundamental Christianity, p.175.)