The Resource Divine providence : God's love and human freedom, Bruce R. Reichenbach

Divine providence : God's love and human freedom, Bruce R. Reichenbach

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Divine providence : God's love and human freedom
Title
Divine providence
Title remainder
God's love and human freedom
Statement of responsibility
Bruce R. Reichenbach
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We ask God to involve himself providentially in our lives, yet we cherish our freedom to choose and act. Employing both theological reflection and philosophical analysis, the author explores how to resolve the interesting and provocative puzzles arising from these seemingly conflicting desires. He inquires what sovereignty means and how sovereigns balance their power and prerogatives with the free responses of their subjects. Since we are physically embodied in a physical world, we also need to ask how this is compatible with our being free agents. Providence raises questions about God's fundamental attributes. The author considers what it means to affirm God's goodness as logically contingent, how being almighty interfaces with God's self-limitation, and the persistent problems that arise from claiming that God foreknows the future. Discussion of these divine properties spills over into the related issues of why God allows, or even causes, pain and suffering; why, if God is all-knowing, we need to petition God repeatedly and encounter so many unanswered prayers; and how miracles, as ways God acts in the world, are possible and knowable. Throughout, the author looks at Scripture and attends to how providence deepens our understanding of God and enriches our lives
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Reichenbach, Bruce R
Index
index present
LC call number
BT135
LC item number
.R45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • Providence and government of God
  • Liberty
  • Free will and determinism
  • God (Christianity)
  • Philosophical theology
Label
Divine providence : God's love and human freedom, Bruce R. Reichenbach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Providence and Sovereignty -- ch. 2 Providence and Freedom -- ch. 3 Freedom and Agency -- ch. 4 God and Goodness -- ch. 5 God as Omnipotent -- ch. 6 God as Almighty -- ch. 7 God's Knowledge -- ch. 8 The Open View of God's Knowledge -- ch. 9 When Providence Seems Absent -- ch. 10 Providence and Petitionary Prayer -- ch. 11 Providence and Miracles -- ch. 12 Enjoying the Provider
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781498292863
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976442405
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13194298
Label
Divine providence : God's love and human freedom, Bruce R. Reichenbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Providence and Sovereignty -- ch. 2 Providence and Freedom -- ch. 3 Freedom and Agency -- ch. 4 God and Goodness -- ch. 5 God as Omnipotent -- ch. 6 God as Almighty -- ch. 7 God's Knowledge -- ch. 8 The Open View of God's Knowledge -- ch. 9 When Providence Seems Absent -- ch. 10 Providence and Petitionary Prayer -- ch. 11 Providence and Miracles -- ch. 12 Enjoying the Provider
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781498292863
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976442405
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13194298

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