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How in the World Does God act?

Gruning, Herb

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ISBN 10: 0761816410 / ISBN 13: 9780761816416
Editorial: University Press of America, Lanham, 2000
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: How in the World Does God act?

Editorial: University Press of America, Lanham

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

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As the title promises, this book investigates the philosophical treatments of the actions of God. Opening with a chapter tracing the history of the theme of divine activity, the author then pursues explanations of key concepts in chapters two and three, including deism, primary and secondary causation, double agency, and the causal joint. The work of Alfred North Whitehead is explored throughout chapters four and five. The rest of the book deals with how scientific theories affect the understanding of divine action. Both the large-scale and the small-scale world are examined, with sections ranging from natural laws to the chaos theory. In conclusion, Gruning plots different positions on a graph, in order to illuminate new relationships between each. A thorough treatment of the question of God's activity, How in the World Does God Act? will be of value to graduate level philosophy students, as well as scholars interested in the intersection between science and philosophy.

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