skip to content
Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science.

Author: Robert Brennan
Publisher: Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The question of divine agency in the world remains one important unresolved underlying obstacle in the dialogue between theology and science. Modern notions of divine agency are shown to have developed out of the interaction of three factors in early modernity. Two are well known: late medieval perfect-being theology and the early modern application of the notion of the two books of God's revelation to the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brennan, Robert.
Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science.
Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, ©2015
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Karl Barth; Isaac Newton; Karl Barth
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Brennan
ISBN: 9781498279758 1498279759
OCLC Number: 990746955
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Contents: Divine agency: a source of unresolved issues between theology and science --
Divine agency, inspiration, perfection, and generic theology --
Newton and God/providence inspiring the universe --
Divine agency implying perfection and the soul --
Describing divine agency in humans pneumatologically and Christologically beginning with Christ --
Dialogue with one obstacle removed.

Abstract:

"The question of divine agency in the world remains one important unresolved underlying obstacle in the dialogue between theology and science. Modern notions of divine agency are shown to have developed out of the interaction of three factors in early modernity. Two are well known: late medieval perfect-being theology and the early modern application of the notion of the two books of God's revelation to the understanding of the natural order. It is argued the third is the early modern appropriation of the Augustinian doctrine of inspiration. This assumes the soul's existence and a particular description of divine agency in humans, which became more generally applied to divine agency in nature. Whereas Newton explicitly draws the parallel between divine agency in humans and that in nature, Darwin rejects its supposed perfection and Huxley raised serious questions regarding the traditional understanding of the soul. This book offers an alternative incarnational description of divine agency, freeing consideration of divine agency from being dependent on resolving the complex issues of perfect-being theology and the existence of the soul. In conversation with Barth's pneumatology, this proposal is shown to remain theologically coherent and plausible while resolving or avoiding a range of known difficulties in the science-theology dialogue."--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990746955> # Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science.
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "990746955" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/oru> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Place/eugene> ; # Eugene
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Topic/religion_and_science> ; # Religion and science
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Person/barth_karl_1886_1968> ; # Karl Barth
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Topic/providence_and_government_of_god> ; # Providence and government of God
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Person/newton_isaac_1642_1727> ; # Isaac Newton
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/215/> ;
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Person/brennan_robert> ; # Robert Brennan
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2015" ;
    schema:description ""The question of divine agency in the world remains one important unresolved underlying obstacle in the dialogue between theology and science. Modern notions of divine agency are shown to have developed out of the interaction of three factors in early modernity. Two are well known: late medieval perfect-being theology and the early modern application of the notion of the two books of God's revelation to the understanding of the natural order. It is argued the third is the early modern appropriation of the Augustinian doctrine of inspiration. This assumes the soul's existence and a particular description of divine agency in humans, which became more generally applied to divine agency in nature. Whereas Newton explicitly draws the parallel between divine agency in humans and that in nature, Darwin rejects its supposed perfection and Huxley raised serious questions regarding the traditional understanding of the soul. This book offers an alternative incarnational description of divine agency, freeing consideration of divine agency from being dependent on resolving the complex issues of perfect-being theology and the existence of the soul. In conversation with Barth's pneumatology, this proposal is shown to remain theologically coherent and plausible while resolving or avoiding a range of known difficulties in the science-theology dialogue."--"@en ;
    schema:description "Divine agency: a source of unresolved issues between theology and science -- Divine agency, inspiration, perfection, and generic theology -- Newton and God/providence inspiring the universe -- Divine agency implying perfection and the soul -- Describing divine agency in humans pneumatologically and Christologically beginning with Christ -- Dialogue with one obstacle removed."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2969007594> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#CreativeWork/describing_the_hand_of_god_divine_agency_and_augustinian_obstacles_to_the_dialogue_between_theology_and_science> ;
    schema:name "Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science."@en ;
    schema:productID "990746955" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/990746955#PublicationEvent/eugene_wipf_and_stock_publishers_2015> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Agent/wipf_and_stock_publishers> ; # Wipf and Stock Publishers
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ben/detail.action?docID=4876002> ;
    schema:url <http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4876002> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4876002> ;
    schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/columbia/detail.action?docID=4876002> ;
    schema:url <https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=4876002> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781498279758> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/990746955> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Agent/wipf_and_stock_publishers> # Wipf and Stock Publishers
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Wipf and Stock Publishers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Person/barth_karl_1886_1968> # Karl Barth
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1886" ;
    schema:deathDate "1968" ;
    schema:familyName "Barth" ;
    schema:givenName "Karl" ;
    schema:name "Karl Barth" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Person/brennan_robert> # Robert Brennan
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Brennan" ;
    schema:givenName "Robert" ;
    schema:name "Robert Brennan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Person/newton_isaac_1642_1727> # Isaac Newton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1642" ;
    schema:deathDate "1727" ;
    schema:familyName "Newton" ;
    schema:givenName "Isaac" ;
    schema:name "Isaac Newton" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Topic/providence_and_government_of_god> # Providence and government of God
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Providence and government of God"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#Topic/religion_and_science> # Religion and science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Religion and science"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2969007594#CreativeWork/describing_the_hand_of_god_divine_agency_and_augustinian_obstacles_to_the_dialogue_between_theology_and_science>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990746955> ; # Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science.
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781498279758>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1498279759" ;
    schema:isbn "9781498279758" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/990746955>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/990746955> ; # Describing the Hand of God : Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science.
    schema:dateModified "2018-08-10" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ben/detail.action?docID=4876002>
    rdfs:comment "(access limited to Benedictine University patrons)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.