Describing the Hand of God

Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science Robert Brennan. 1945 to the 1960s with the third and present beginning in the century's last decade.1 The first two attempts at conciliatory dialogue ...

Author: Robert Brennan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625649133

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The question of divine agency in the world remains one important unresolved underlying obstacle in the dialogue between theology and science. Modern notions of divine agency are shown to have developed out of the interaction of three factors in early modernity. Two are well known: late medieval perfect-being theology and the early modern application of the notion of the two books of God's revelation to the understanding of the natural order. It is argued the third is the early modern appropriation of the Augustinian doctrine of inspiration. This assumes the soul's existence and a particular description of divine agency in humans, which became more generally applied to divine agency in nature. Whereas Newton explicitly draws the parallel between divine agency in humans and that in nature, Darwin rejects its supposed perfection and Huxley raised serious questions regarding the traditional understanding of the soul. This book offers an alternative incarnational description of divine agency, freeing consideration of divine agency from being dependent on resolving the complex issues of perfect-being theology and the existence of the soul. In conversation with Barth's pneumatology, this proposal is shown to remain theologically coherent and plausible while resolving or avoiding a range of known difficulties in the science-theology dialogue.

The Hand of Providence

But the monarchs of Europe were under the control of Rome, and therefore too busy in aiding her religious persecutions to listen to the appeals of science. Indeed in the very year in which Columbus made his first application, ...

Author: J. H. Ward

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547208471

Category: History

Page: 253

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Hand of Providence" (As Shown in the History of Nations and Individuals, From / the Great Apostasy to the Restoration of the Gospel) by J. H. Ward. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Index of English Literary Manuscripts

'Song by Herbert] L[awrence]' ('When the Nymphs were contending for Beauty and Fame'), transcript in the hand of Hester ... ('From earliest Youth the Love of Science taught'), endorsed in the hand of Hester Lynch Piozzi “H L Phillis, ...

Author: Margaret M. Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847143099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Eleven authors are included in this final part of Volume III of the Index, beginning with Laurence Sterne and concluding with Edward Young. It also includes the final cumulative first-line index of all the verse which is described in the manuscript entries or mentioned in the Introductions in Parts 1-4 of Volume III.

By the Hand of Mormon

Flora of the Book of Mormon presents another challenge to believers. “Barley never grew in the New World before the white man brought it here!” proclaims one vocal critic of Book of Mormon botany.104 It wasn't until 1983 that Science ...

Author: Terryl L. Givens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199839551

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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With over 100 million copies in print, the Book of Mormon has spawned a vast religious movement, but it remains little discussed outside Mormon circles. Now Terry L. Givens offers a full-length treatment of this influential work, illuminating the varied meanings and tempestuous impact of this uniquely American scripture. Givens examines the text's role as a divine testament of the Last Days and as a sacred sign of Joseph Smith's status as a modern-day prophet. He assesses its claim to be a history of the pre-Columbian peopling of the Western Hemisphere, and later explores how the Book has been defined as a cultural product--the imaginative ravings of a rustic religion-maker. Givens further investigates its status as a new American Bible or Fifth Gospel, one that displaces, supports, or, in some views, perverts the canonical Word of God. Finally, Givens highlights the Book's role as the engine behind what may become the next world religion. The most wide-ranging study on the subject outside Mormon presses, By the Hand of Mormon will fascinate anyone curious about a religious people who, despite their numbers, remain strangers in our midst.

Vision of the Future Star Wars Legends The Hand of Thrawn

ABOUT THE AUTHOR TiMoth Y zAHN is one of science fiction's most popular voices, known for his ability to tell very human stories against a well-researched background of future science and technology. He won the Hugo Award for his ...

Author: Timothy Zahn

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307796448

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn brings his epic two-volume series The Hand of Thrawn to an explosive conclusion with a discovery that rocks the New Republic to its foundations--and threatens to resurrect the Empire. The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. In his hands--alive or dead--rests the fate of the New Republic. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years! © 1998 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

The Hand of God

The world of science and technique,” Ryan stated, “must be transformed from the inside. It is impossible to Christianize these spheres without competence and expertise.”17 Further, the older working-class bias expressed in Action ...

Author: Michael Gauvreau

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773551862

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 678

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Set against a background of intense religious and cultural change and tensions over the meanings of nationalism and federalism in both Quebec and Canada, Michael Gauvreau's The Hand of God traces the emergence of Claude Ryan as a public intellectual. This is the first comprehensive biography of Ryan based on his personal papers and extensive writings as a social commentator, editorialist, and director of the newspaper Le Devoir. At a time of Catholic religious fervour and new currents of social analysis, Ryan spoke for a postwar generation of young Quebecers, assuring his surprising ascension as one of the most influential voices in Canadian liberalism and federalism in the 1960s. In rich detail, Gauvreau describes Ryan’s ideas on religion, politics, and society, which assured his importance both as a major figure seeking the transformation of Roman Catholicism in the 1950s and 1960s and as an advocate of a type of liberalism that was often at odds with Pierre Elliott Trudeau's. He presents compelling new material on the breakdown of social and cultural consensus, a detailed analysis of Ryan’s personal and intellectual dealings with both Trudeau and René Lévesque, and a strikingly new interpretation of the motives of the key players in the October Crisis of 1970. A significant rethinking of the relationship between liberalism, nationalism, and federalism in Quebec in the twentieth century, The Hand of God uses biography as a lens to explore and shed new light on questions central to postwar Quebec and Canadian cultural, political, and intellectual history.

The Hand of God

It still sounded like the stuff of science fiction to him, but maybe this DNA thing would catch on after all. 'The Castle always was a rough old spot,' Dom observed. 'They're all bloody animals in there.' Carlyle nodded sagely.

Author: James Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107442

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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England, Summer 1986 When journalist Hugh Scanlon and his wife Marjorie are murdered, veteran cop Walter Callender finds himself on the trail of rogue Secret Service agent Martin Palmer. Enlisting the help of rookie John Carlyle, Callender turns to previously unheard of technology, DNA testing, to try and trap the degenerate killer before he strikes again.

The Hand of God in the Great Man

What if the sentence of science and experience to my mind be on the other side , and I have the witness of the best men and doctors that some form of spirituous ministration is beneficent to heal ; as James Martineau , in England ...

Author: Cyrus Augustus Bartol



Category: Bible

Page: 622

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Holding Out the Hand of a Dead Relative

The Morbid Autobiographer –After Cioran It is no sign ofbenediction to have been cheered by a disregard for the saints. ... believing in the certainties of science; and so you avoid the saints, their ability to work without hands, ...

Author: Ron Jost


ISBN: 9780578052465

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Featuring poems that range from playful postulations of oddball future generations to ruminative speculations on our place within geologic timescales, and from the hopes of clinically depressed folks to tender appreciations of fatherhood, this unconventional debut explores our relationships with the natural world, the not-so-natural world, and the question of faith. It offers no easy comforts but strives to provide a well-earned acceptance of circumstances as they really are, without the distorting projections of human judgment.