The Providence of God Hardback

by Francesca Aran Murphy; Phillip G Ziegler;

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The Providence of God

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This text comprises a comprehensive analysis of the doctrine of providence, from historical, philosophical-theological, systematic and practical perspectives. The essays in this book discuss the doctrine of providence from four central angles.

First, three chapters give an historical introduction to the modern interpretation of the notion of providence, examining how it was progressively naturalised and secularized in modern times. Second, over seven chapters, and from different perspectives, the book restates the Christian notion of providence in relation to the problem of evil and the theory of evolution. Third, in two chapters, the book exhibits providence as a core theme in systematic theology. Finally, over three chapters, the book shows the ethical and political relevance of the doctrine of providence today.

Matthew Levering, “Aquinas on the Book of Job: Providence and Presumption”
David Bentley Hart, “Providence and Causality: On Divine Innocence”
Francesca Aran Murphy, “Providence in I Samuel”
Cyril O'Regan, Hegel, “Theodicy, and the Invisibility of Waste”
Andrew McGowan, “Providence and Common Grace”

Douglas Knight, “Time and Persons in the Economy of God”
Katherine Sonderegger, “The Doctrine of Providence”
John Webster, “On the Theology of Providence”

Sarah Coakley, “Providence and the Evolutionary Phenomenon of ‘Cooperation’: A Systematic Proposal”
Alister McGrath, “The Secularization of providence: Theological Reflections on the Appeal to Darwinism in Recent Atheist Apologetics”
Nicholas J. Healy, “Creation, Predestination and Divine Providence”

Stephen Webb, “From Prudentius to President Bush: Providence, Empire, and Paranoia”
Charles Mathewes, “Providence and Political Discernment”
John Swinton, “Patience and Lament: Living Faithfully in the Presence of Suffering”
Hans S. Reinders, “Why This? Why Me? A Theological Reflection on Ethics and Providence”
Philip Ziegler, “The Uses of Providence in Public Theology”

Dr Francesca Aran Murphy is Lecturer in Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen.

Philip G Ziegler is a Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

The Providence of God by Francesca Aran Murphy; Phillip G Ziegler was published by Continuum in August 2009. The ISBN for The Providence of God is 9780567033406.

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Details for The Providence of God

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (August 2009)
EditorFrancesca Aran Murphy; Phillip G Ziegler
Number of Pages240
Thickness21 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1903172
Page last updated 29th April 2018
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