Divine Action and Providence
Thinking Clearly and Deeply about the Theology of God's Intervention in the World.
The claim that God acts in the world is surely a basic theological claim, but it's one that has been understood in a wide variety of ways in the Christian theological tradition. In some accounts, God appears as the largest, first, and most powerful agent. In others, God is portrayed as the transcendent ground of all finite agency, while never acting on the same plane as other agents...
Divine Action and Providence represents the proceedings of the seventh annual Los Angeles Theology Conference, which invited theologians across Christian traditions to contribute their constructive accounts and proposals to the theology of God's relation to and intervention in the world.
The eleven diverse essays in this collection include discussions on:
- The particularity and detail of divine action.
- Recovering the identity of the God of providence.
- The theological meaning of the course of history.
- The nature of omnipotence.
Each of the essays collected in this volume engage with Scripture as well as with others in the field—theologians both past and present, from different confessions—in order to provide constructive resources for contemporary systematic theology and to forge a theology for the future.