Divine Intervention: Metaphysical and Epistemological Puzzles

Routledge (2010)
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Introduction -- How does God do things? -- Divine governance and the laws of nature -- Trouble with time -- Eternal God as author of nature -- What can God know? -- Healed hearts, inspired minds -- Mystical revelations -- Is science a mystic's friend? Divine Intervention is a new look at the question how God can act upon the world, and whether the world can affect God. What, exactly, are miracles, and can God perform them? If so, how? Can He communicate with human beings? What are laws of nature, and how can God bring them into being? Can God perceive the world and its happenings? If not, can He know in some other way what is going on? These questions are examined in the light of contemporary work on the metaphysics of causation and laws of nature, and current work in the theory of knowledge and mysticism. It has been traditional to address such questions by appealing to God’s omnipotence and omniscience. The fundamental theme of this book is that this appeal is useless unless it can be shown how these two powers “work.” Instead of treating the familiar problems associated with omnipotence and omniscience, this book asks directly whether, and how, causal interactions between God and His world could occur: both between God and the physical world (miracles) and between God and other minds (mystical experience), as well as between the world and God (divine perception).
Keywords Causation  Providence and government of God  Philosophical theology
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Call number BD591.F35 2010
ISBN(s) 0415875900   9780415875905  
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