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    God Embodied in, God Bodying Forth the World: Emergence and Christian Theology.Steven D. Crain - 2006 - Zygon 41 (3):665-674.
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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 response, I (...)
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    Divine Action and the Natural Sciences.Steven D. Crain - 1997 - Zygon 32 (3):423-432.
  4. Index to Volume 32.John R. Albright, James B. Ashbrook, George G. Brooks, Anna Case-Winters, Michael Cavanaugh, Philip Clayton & Steven D. Crain - 1997 - Zygon 32 (4).
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    Must a Classical Theist Be an Immaterialist?Steven D. Crain - 1997 - Religious Studies 33 (1):81-92.
    In this paper I examine two arguments, one by R. A. Oakes and the other by P. A. Byrne, that Berkeley's immaterialism is the only metaphysic consistent with classical theism. I show that not only do Oakes and Byrne fail to demonstrate the incompatibility of physical realism with classical theism, but also that their line of argument reveals a grave inconsistency between the latter and immaterialism. For as they expound Berkeley's metaphysic, it seems incapable of explicating the metaphysical dependency of (...)
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