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    Divine Action, Determinism, and the Laws of Nature.Jeffrey Koperski - 2020 - London, UK: Routledge.
    A longstanding question at the intersection of science, philosophy, and theology is how God might act, or not, when governing the universe. Many believe that determinism would prevent God from acting at all, since to do so would require violating the laws of nature. However, when a robust view of these laws is coupled with the kind of determinism now used in dynamics, a new model of divine action emerges. This book presents a new approach to divine (...)
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  2. Divine Action and Modern Science.Nicholas Saunders - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    Divine Action and Modern Science considers the relationship between the natural sciences and the concept of God acting in the world. Nicholas Saunders examines the Biblical motivations for asserting a continuing notion of divine action and identifies several different theological approaches to the problem. He considers their theoretical relationships with the laws of nature, indeterminism, and probabilistic causation. His book then embarks on a radical critique of current attempts to reconcile special divine action with (...)
     
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    Divine Action and the Quantum Amplification Problem.Jeffrey Koperski - 2015 - Theology and Science 13 (4):379-394.
    For quantum mechanics to form the crux of a robust model of divine action, random quantum fluctuations must be amplified into the macroscopic realm. What has not been recognized in the divine action literature to date is the degree to which differential dynamics, continuum mechanics, and condensed matter physics prevent such fluctuations from infecting meso- and macroscopic systems. Once all of the relevant physics is considered, models of divine action based on quantum randomness are (...)
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  4. Divine Action in the Natural Order : Buridan's Ass and Schrödinger's Cat.Nancey Murphy - 2009 - In F. LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert J. Russell (eds.), Philosophy, Science and Divine Action. Brill. pp. 325-357.
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    Divine Action and Thomism. Why Thomas Aquinas's Thought is Attractive Today.Ignacio Silva - 2016 - Acta Philosophica 25 (1):65-84.
    In this paper I suggest a reason why the Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of providence is attractive to contemporary philosophers of religion in the English-speaking academy. The main argument states that there are at least four metaphysical principles that guided discussions on providence and divine action in the created world, namely divine omnipotence and transcendence, divine providential action, the autonomy of natural created causes, and the success of reason and natural science. Aquinas’ doctrine, I hold, is (...)
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    Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress.Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy & William R. Stoeger (eds.) - 2008 - Vatican Observatory Fnd Ndup.
    __Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress_ _is a collection of thirteen essays assessing the scholarly contributions to the _Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action_ series, which is comprised of five volumes resulting from international research conferences co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences between 1991 and 2000. The overarching goal of the series is to advance the engagement of constructive theology with the natural sciences with special (...)
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    Divine Action and the Laws of Nature: A Reply to Łukasiewicz.Jeffrey Koperski - 2020 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 68 (3):127-136.
    Działanie Boga a prawa przyrody: odpowiedź Łukasiewiczowi W odpowiedzi Łukasiewiczowi na Opatrzność Boża a przypadek w świecie bronię trzech wniosków. Po pierwsze, stanowisko nazwane przez niego „deizmem epistemicznym” staje przed wyzwaniami ze strony fizyki, których często się nie zauważa. Po drugie, jeśli teiści opowiadający się za argumentem celowościowym opartym na tzw. delikatnym dostrojeniu nie mają racji, to nie ma jej również większość fizyków, która uważa, że delikatne dostrojenie wymaga wyjaśnienia. Po trzecie, nie wszystkie prawa przyrody są warunkowe w takim sensie, (...)
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    Divine Action and the Human Mind.Sarah Lane Ritchie - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    Is the human mind uniquely nonphysical or even spiritual, such that divine intentions can meet physical realities? As scholars in science and religion have spent decades attempting to identify a 'causal joint' between God and the natural world, human consciousness has been often privileged as just such a locus of divine-human interaction. However, this intuitively dualistic move is both out of step with contemporary science and theologically insufficient. By discarding the God-nature model implied by contemporary noninterventionist divine (...)
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  9. Divine Action in the World (Synopsis).Alvin Plantinga - 2006 - Ratio 19 (4):495–504.
    The following is a synopsis of the paper presented by Alvin Plantinga at the RATIO conference on The Meaning of Theism held in April 2005 at the University of Reading. The synopsis has been prepared by the Editor, with the author’s approval, from a handout provided by the author at the conference. The paper reflects on whether religious belief of a traditional Christian kind can be maintained consistently with accepting our modern scientific worldview. Many theologians, and also many scientists, maintain (...)
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  10. Divine Action Beyond the Personal OmniGod.John Bishop & Ken Perszyk - 2014 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 5:1-21.
  11. Rational Hope, Possibility, and Divine Action.Andrew Chignell - 2014 - In Gordon E. Michalson (ed.), Religion within the Bounds of Mere Reason: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press. pp. 98-117.
    Commentators typically neglect the distinct nature and role of hope in Kant’s system, and simply lump it together with the sort of Belief that arises from the moral proof. Kant himself is not entirely innocent of the conflation. Here I argue, however, that from a conceptual as well as a textual point of view, hope should be regarded as a different kind of attitude. It is an attitude that we can rationally adopt toward some of the doctrines that are not (...)
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  12. Divine Action and Quantum Mechanics : A Fresh Assessment.Robert John Russell - 2009 - In F. LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert J. Russell (eds.), Philosophy, Science and Divine Action. Brill.
     
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  13. Divine Action.B. Hebblethwaite & E. Henderson (eds.) - 1990 - T Clark.
  14. Divine Action, Providence, and Adam Smith's Invisible Hand.Paul Oslington - 2011 - In Adam Smith as Theologian. Routledge.
  15. Divine Action in the World of Physics: Response to Nicholas Saunders.Keith Ward - 2000 - Zygon 35 (4):901-906.
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  16. Divine Action and Quantum Theory.Thomas F. Tracy - 2000 - Zygon 35 (4):891-900.
    Recent articles by Nicholas Saunders, Carl Helrich, and Jeffrey Koperski raise important questions about attempts to make use of quantum mechanics in giving an account of particular divine action in the world. In response, I make two principal points. First, some of the most pointed theological criticisms lose their force if we attend with sufficient care to the limited aims of proposals about divine action at points of quantum indetermination. Second, given the current state of knowledge, (...)
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    Divine Action and Operative Grace.David Efird & David Worsley - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (5):771-779.
    Operative grace is generally considered to be a paradigm example of special divine action. In this paper, we suggest one reason to think operative grace might be consistent with general divine action alone. On our view, then, a deist can consistently believe in a doctrine of saving faith.
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    Special Divine Action and How to Do Philosophy of Religion.Patrick Giddy - 2011 - South African Journal of Philosophy 30 (2):143-154.
    Any notion of a god that is of relevance to us must show how it makes a difference in the world. But this idea of an interventionist god doesn’t make sense for a secular and scientific mentality such as ours. I take Brenda de Wet’s five sticking points for any religious believer that seem to fail to make the grade of intellectual integrity (2008), and argue that starting from creedal and popular formulations of the notion of a god, as she (...)
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    Predicting Divine Action.Hugh Burling - 2018 - Philosophia 46 (4):785-801.
    This article sets out a formal procedure for determining the probability that God would do a specified action, using our moral knowledge and understanding God as a perfect being. To motivate developing the procedure I show how natural theology – design arguments, the problems of evil and divine hiddenness, and the treatment of miracles and religious experiences as evidence for claims about God – routinely appeals to judgments involving these probabilities. To set out the procedure, I describe a (...)
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  20. Divine Action and God’s Immutability: A Historical Case Study On How To Resist Occasionalism.Andrea Sangiacomo - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (4):115--135.
    Today’s debates present ”occasionalism’ as the position that any satisfying account of divine action must avoid. In this paper I discuss how a leading Cartesian author of the end of the seventeenth century, Pierre-Sylvain Régis, attempted to avoid occasionalism. Régis’s case is illuminating because it stresses both the difficulties connected with the traditional alternatives to occasionalism and also those aspects embedded in the occasionalist position that should be taken into due account. The paper focuses on Régis’s own account (...)
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  21. Divine Action, Human Freedom, and the Laws of Nature.William P. Alston - 1993 - In R. J. Russell, N. Murphy & C. J. Isham (eds.), Quantum Cosmology and the Laws of Nature: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Vatican Observatory. pp. 185-206.
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  22. Divine Action in Nature. Thomas Aquinas and the Contemporary Debate.Ignacio Silva - 2010 - Dissertation, University of Oxford
    On the face of it, the idea of divine action in nature brings challenges to the autonomy of nature, and thus to the foundation of the natural sciences. According to the contemporary scientific world view, nature does not need anything extra to bring about any event which happens in nature. Apparently contrasting with this view, the main monotheistic religions claim that God is capable of intervening in the universe to guide it to its end and completion, and does (...)
     
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    Divining "Divine Action" in Theology-and-Science: A Review Essay.Amos Yong - 2008 - Zygon 43 (1):191-200.
  24. Chaos, Complexity, and God: Divine Action and Scientism.Taede A. Smedes - 2006 - Ars Disputandi 6:1566-5399.
  25. Divine Action, Emergence, and Scientific Explanation.Nancey Murphy - 2010 - In Peter Harrison (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge University Press. pp. 244--59.
     
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    Divine Action: Expected and Unexpected.R. J. Berry - 2002 - Zygon 37 (3):717-728.
    Miracles are signs of God's power. Confusion about them comes from misunderstanding or doubting the relationship between God and creation rather than from science properly understood.
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    Particular Divine Action: A Challenge to Intellectual Integrity in a Post-Christian Age.Brenda de Wet - 2008 - South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (2):91-103.
    The fact that certain configurations of problems and the philosophical antinomies, paradoxes and confusions they contain regularly return in the history of the rational exposition of these problems points to more than the limitations of human reason and the inexhaustibility of the subject matter; it is indicative of a structural problem . If we agree that integrity is defined as the quality of being unimpaired based on unity or wholeness, then holding beliefs based on theories compromised by structural problems jeopardises (...)
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    Divine Action in the World.Alvin Plantinga - 2006 - Ratio 19 (4):495-504.
    The following is a synopsis of the paper presented by Alvin Plantinga at the Ratioconference on The Meaning of Theism held in April 2005 at the University of Reading. The synopsis has been prepared by the Editor, with the author's approval, from a handout provided by the author at the conference. The paper reflects on whether religious belief of a traditional Christian kind can be maintained consistently with accepting our modern scientific worldview. Many theologians, and also many scientists, maintain that (...)
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    Divine Action and Evolution.Robin Collins - 2008 - In Thomas P. Flint & Michael C. Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.
    This article addresses the question of what God's ultimate purposes might be for creating the world, focusing particularly on what His purpose might have been in creating the world via a seemingly partly chance-driven evolutionary process. It argues that God's creation of human beings and other living organisms through an evolutionary process allows for richer and deeper sorts of interconnections between humans and non-human creation than would otherwise be possible. These interconnections are of significant value, mainly because they allow for (...)
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    Divine Action in a World Chaos: An Evaluation of John Polkinghorne’s Model of Special Divine Action.Steven D. Crain - 1997 - Faith and Philosophy 14 (1):41-61.
    John Polkinghorne, formerly a physicist and now an Anglican priest and theologian, has made a significant contribution to the current dialogue between Christian theology and the natural sciences. I examine here his reflection on what is commonly called the problem of special divine action in the world. Polkinghorne argues that God acts in the world via a “topdown” or “downward” mode of causation that exploits the indeterministic openness of chaotic systems without requiring that God violate natural laws. In (...)
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    Divine Action: A Neo-Byzantine Model.Christopher C. Knight - 2005 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 58 (3):181-199.
  32. Divine Action.Keith Ward - 1991 - Religious Studies 27 (4):567-568.
     
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  33. Reasons and Divine Action: A Dilemma.Rebekah L. H. Rice - 2016 - In Kevin Timpe Dan Speak (ed.), Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns. Oxford University Press.
    Many theistic philosophers conceive of God’s activity in agent-causal terms. That is, they view divine action as an instance of (perhaps the paradigm case of) substance causation. At the same time, many theists endorse the claim that God acts for reasons, and not merely wantonly. It is the aim of this paper to show that a commitment to both theses gives rise to a dilemma. I present the dilemma and then spend the bulk of the paper defending its (...)
     
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  34. Divine Action: Shadow or Substance?William P. Alston - 1994 - In Thomas F. Tracy (ed.), The God Who Acts: Philosophical and Theological Explorations. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 41-62.
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    Review: Divine Action, Determinism, and the Laws of Nature. [REVIEW]Jeremy Koperski - 2021 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (2):211-213.
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  36. Hesitations About Special Divine Action: Reflections on Some Scientific, Cultural and Theological Concerns.Alister E. McGrath - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (4):3--22.
    The new interest in special divine action has led to a close reading of the great debates and discussions of the early modern period in an attempt to understand contemporary resistance to the notion of divine action, and to develop strategies for reaffirming the notion in a refined manner. Although continuing engagement with and evaluation of the Humean legacy on miracles and divine action will be of central importance to this programme of review, there (...)
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    Review: Divine Action, Determinism, and the Laws of Nature. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Koperski - 2021 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (2):211-213.
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  38. Chance, Divine Action and the Natural Order of Things.Karl W. Giberson - 2015 - Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 27 (1-2):100-109.
    Most people believe that everything happens for a reason. Whether it is “God’s will,” “karma” or “fate,” we want to believe that an overarching purpose undergirds everything, that nothing in the world--especially a disaster or tragedy--is a random, meaningless event. This dilemma presents itself provocatively in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution that, in the conventional scientific understanding, is driven by random chance. Reconciling chance and divine purpose poses challenges to the Judeo-Christian tradition. But the Hebrew Scriptures, in the ancient (...)
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  39. Quantum Cosmology and the Laws of Nature: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.R. J. Russell, N. Murphy & C. J. Isham (eds.) - 1993 - Vatican Observatory.
  40. Quantum Mechanics: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action 5.R. J. Russell, Philip Clayton, Kirk Wegter-McNelly & John Polkinghorne (eds.) - 2002 - Vatican Observatory Publications.
     
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  41. Do the Results of Divine Actions Have Preceding Causes?Daniel von Wachter - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (2):347-367.
    If God brings about an event in the universe, does it have a preceding cause? For example, if the universe began with the Big Bang and if God brought it about, did the Big Bang then have a preceding cause? The standard answer is: yes, it was caused by a divine willing. I propose an alternative view: God’s actions, unlike human actions, are not initiated by willings, undertakings, or volitions, but God brings about the intended event directly. Presenting a (...)
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    Divine Action and the Human Mind. By Sarah Lane Ritchie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 384 Pages. $120.00. [REVIEW]Jonathan W. Chappell - 2021 - Zygon 56 (3):805-807.
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    Philosophy, Science and Divine Action.Fount LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert John Russell (eds.) - 2009 - Brill.
    This book introduces and showcases contributions from leading international scholars on the topic of "divine action" in the world, with special attention on the ...
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    Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship.Kevin J. Vanhoozer - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction: what is remythologizing?; Part I. 'God' in Scripture and Theology: 1. Biblical representation (Vorstellung): divine communicative action and passion; 2. Theological conceptualization (Begriff): varieties of theism and panentheism; 3. The new kenotic-perichoretic relational ontotheology: some 'classical' concerns; Part II. Communicative Theism and the Triune God: 4. God's being is in communicating; 5. God in three persons: the one who lights and lives in love; Part III. God and World: Authorial Action and (...)
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  45. Divine Action.Brian Leftow - 1997 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 71:113-124.
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    Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science and Thomas Aquinas by Michael J. Dodds, O.P.William E. Carroll - 2016 - Nova et Vetera 14 (1):343-347.
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    Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science and Thomas Aquinas. By Michael J. Dodds, O.P.Philip Rolnick - 2015 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 89 (2):336-340.
  48. Divine Action: Some Moral Considerations.Maurice Wiles - 1994 - In Thomas F. Tracy (ed.), The God Who Acts: Philosophical and Theological Explorations. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 13--29.
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    Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science & Thomas Aquinas. By Michael J. Dodds, O.P. Pp. Ix, 311, Washington, D.C., Catholic University of America Press, 2012, $69.95. [REVIEW]Daniel M. Garland - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (1):139-140.
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    Divine Action: Is It Credible?Jams S. Nelson - 1995 - Zygon 30 (2):267-280.
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