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Abraham's dice : chance and providence in the monotheistic traditions

Author: Karl Giberson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do things happen for a reason? Is God watching over the course of events? Does the scientific discovery of widespread randomness in nature rule out any role for God? In Abraham's Dice, major scholars explore these questions from multiple perspectives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abraham's dice.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015023139
(OCoLC)933273755
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Giberson
ISBN: 9780190277185 0190277181 9780190277178 0190277173
OCLC Number: 945735913
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chance, divine action, and the natural order of things / Karl W. Giberson --
Ancient Hebraic voices of chance and choice over fate and justice / Jennifer Michael Hecht --
Chance, uncertainty, and unknowability in the universe and beyond / John D. Barrow --
Random numbers and God's nature / James Bradley --
The natural science of Greek philosophy and the social science of Judaism become the super-providence of Paul / Sarah Ruden --
Chance and providence in the Islamic tradition / Mustafa Ruzgar --
Chance and providence in early Christianity / Richard W. Miller --
Thomas Aquinas on natural contingency and providence / Ignacio Silva --
Chance, sovereignty, and providence in the Calvinist tradition / Byung Soo (Paul) Han --
Jonathan Edwards and occasionalism / Oliver D. Crisp --
Divine providence in the clockwork universe / John Hedley Brooke --
Chance and providence in the thought of William Paley / Alister E. McGrath --
Evolution, providence, and the problem of chance / Peter Harrison --
Throwing dice? Thoughts of God in a quantum world / Shaun Henson --
Darwinian evolution and a providential God: the human problem / Michael Ruse --
Abraham's dice in the flow of life: the experience of the tragic and its theological interpretation / Reinhold Bernhardt.
Responsibility: edited By Karl W. Giberson.

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Reading this well-ordered collection of scholarly essays on providence and chance has enhanced my appreciation of the universe's beauty and the mystery of divine action. I recommend it not only to Read more...

 
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