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The providence of God : a polyphonic approach

Author: David Fergusson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Current issues in theology, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the theology of divine providence that is both critical and constructive in its outcomes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fergusson, David.
Providence of God.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018015094
(OCoLC)1029206260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Fergusson
ISBN: 9781108656429 1108656420 9781108683050 1108683053
OCLC Number: 1046065655
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Sources of Providentialism; 1.1 Hinterland of Ancient Philosophy; 1.2 Scripture; 1.2.1 General Providence; 1.2.2 Continuous Creation by the Two Hands of God; 1.2.3 Divine Sovereignty and improvisation; 1.2.4 Divine Relationality; 1.2.5 The Cruciform Pattern of Providence; 1.2.6 The Multiple Forms of Providence in Scripture; 1.3 The Early Church; 1.4 Conclusion; 2 The Latin Default Setting; 2.1 The Influence of Boethius; 2.2 Providence in Aquinas 2.3 The Sixteenth-Century Reformed Tradition2.3.1 Providence in Zurich; 2.3.2 Providence in Calvin; 2.4 Reformed Orthodoxy; 2.5 Providentialism Among the Protestant Faithful; 2.6 Conclusion; 3 Dispersals of Providence in Modernity; 3.1 Shifts of Focus; 3.2 The Shape of Providential Deism; 3.3 The Lisbon Earthquake; 3.4 Imperial Expansion and Slavery; 3.5 Free Trade; 3.6 Conclusion; 4 Providence in Nature; 4.1 Conceptual Concerns; 4.1.1 Determinism; 4.1.2 Divine Temporality; 4.1.3 Chance; 4.2 The Problem of Teleology; 4.3 Reconciling Darwin with Divine Providence 4.3.1 Does the Affirmation of Theistic Evolution Lead to Deism?4.3.2 Are Chance and Providential Control Compatible?; 4.3.3 Does the Principle of Natural Selection Compound the Problem of Evil?; 4.3.4 Does Evolutionary Science Reduce Human Significance?; 4.4 Conclusion; 4.5 Excursus: Divine Action; 4.5.1 The Problem; 4.5.2 Double Agency: The Classical View; 4.5.3 The Analogy with Human Agency; 4.5.4 Double Agency: Austin Farrer; 4.5.5 Multiple Forms of Divine Action; 5 Twentieth-Century Reactions; 5.1 The Legacy of the Nineteenth Century; 5.2 The Tradition Defended 5.3 Revisionism Type One: God As Persuasive5.3.1 Process Theology; 5.3.2 Open Theism; 5.4 Revisionism Type Two: Christological Determinism in Karl Barth; 5.5 Revisionism Type Three: General Providence Only; 5.6 Conclusion; 6 Providence Reconstructed; 6.1 Summation; 6.2 A Dogmatics of Providence: Three Examples; 6.2.1 Creatio continua; 6.2.2 Theologia crucis; 6.2.3 Veni Creator Spiritus; 6.3 A Practical Theology of Providence: Prayer, Politics and Suffering; 6.3.1 Prayer; 6.3.2 Politics; 6.3.3 Suffering; Bibliography; Names Index; Subject Index
Series Title: Current issues in theology, 11.
Responsibility: David Fergusson, University of Edinburgh.

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This is a critical exploration of the theology of providence in the history of the church. Particular attention is devoted to the practical contexts of providentialism in politics, science and  Read more...

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