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Chance or Providence: Religious Perspectives on Divine Action

Chance or Providence: Religious Perspectives on Divine Action (Paperback)

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Belief in some sort of providence is widespread, even among those who do not profess any kind of conventional religious faith. The belief that some sort of benevolent divine force directs the events of the universe is one that has shaped our philosophical and theological convictions, together with our economic and social political landscape. The 2013 conference of the Science and Religion Forum was convened to discuss some of the most pressing questions that arise from a consideration of providence: Is a belief in providence compatible with freedom? What of the suffering of non-human creatures? Should providence be thought of as general or as special intervention? How might a belief in providence be squared with the challenges raised by scientific naturalism and the theory of evolution? This book presents chapters that originated from that conference, and explores a variety of responses to these critical questions. Insights from both science and theology are drawn together by some of the leading thinkers in this field.

The result is a contribution to the theology of providence which will be of substantial value to all those interested in the conversation between science and religion.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionTheologyReligion & BeliefsReligion: general Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 17/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9781443880787  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Louise Hickman lectures in Philosophy and Ethics at Newman University, Birmingham. She is the editor of Reviews in Science and Religion, the journal of the UK's Science and Religion Forum. She has published several articles, most notably on late Eighteenth Century thought, and is currently writing a monograph entitled Cambridge Platonism and Eighteenth Century Dissent.

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