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God in Action : Problems in Theology - ;Brown,;Loades, Astley

God in Action

Problems in Theology


Published: 1st September 2004
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This reader brings together carefully selected material from a wide range of authors on the meaning and status of divine action. It samples the recent literature on providence, miracle, prayer and grace together with some relevant classical texts.

Topics include locating God's action, images of divine control, human freedom in relation to providence and grace, the nature of and evidence of miracle, prayer and pain, answers to prayer, and the experience of grace.

Contributors include Peter Baelz, Karl Barth, Vincent Brummer, David Hume, David Jenkins, C. S. Lewis, Helen Oppenheimer, D. Z. Phillips, Karl Rahner, Paul Tillich, Thomas Tracy, Victor White and Maurice Wiles.

'any manageable collection of pivotal insights which encourages students and others to read more deeply the great mysteries of God in action among us is to be celebrated...Each chapter is excellent and varied according to intellectual taste and practical usefulness...There is first-rate material here for ecumenical study'--Sanford Lakoff "Expository Times "

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Reading the readingsp. 1
Providencep. 5
Providence in the Biblep. 5
Locating God's actionp. 6
Indirect divine action and the universal hand of Godp. 17
Human freedom and divine frustrationp. 24
Images of divine controlp. 28
Topics for discussionp. 33
Miraclesp. 34
Miracle in the Biblep. 34
Defining miraclep. 35
Signs and wonders?p. 40
Testing miraclesp. 48
Topics for discussionp. 52
Prayerp. 53
Prayer in the Biblep. 53
Prayer and painp. 59
Prayer and answersp. 60
Prayer, determinism and freedomp. 69
Prayer and the will of Godp. 80
Prayer and workp. 83
Topics for discussionp. 85
Gracep. 86
Grace in the Biblep. 86
Augustine on grace and freedomp. 90
Locating gracep. 91
Personal or impersonal?p. 100
God's work alone?p. 106
Topics for discussionp. 111
Acknowledgementsp. 113
Further readingp. 115
Index of subjectsp. 121
Index of namesp. 123
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ISBN: 9780567082237
ISBN-10: 0567082237
Series: Problems in Theology
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1