• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Providence of God (Hardback)
  • The Providence of God (Hardback)
zoom

The Providence of God (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£120.00
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 13/08/2009
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

This is a comprehensive analysis of the doctrine of providence, from historical, philosophical-theological, systematic and practical perspectives. This text comprises a comprehensive analysis of the doctrine of providence, from historical, philosophical-theological, systematic and practical perspectives. The essays in this book discuss the doctrine of providence from four central angles. First, three chapters give an historical introduction to the modern interpretation of the notion of providence, examining how it was progressively naturalised and secularized in modern times. Second, over seven chapters, and from different perspectives, the book restates the Christian notion of providence in relation to the problem of evil and the theory of evolution. Third, in two chapters, the book exhibits providence as a core theme in systematic theology. Finally, over three chapters, the book shows the ethical and political relevance of the doctrine of providence today.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567033406
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"By and large, this collection critiques but generally endorses the classical doctrine of providence..." Church Times, November 2009
'This assembly of new work is a welcome contribution to reflection on one of the most difficult and most vital of theological themes. Exploring exegetical, historical, philosophical, natural-scientific, pastoral and political aspects of the doctrine of providence, the authors exhibit a variety of distinctive approaches, and their proposals are sure to spark responses. These essays make clear the risk and the promise latent in this all-pervasive doctrine, and exemplify the kind of scrutiny it requires.' - Charles M. Wood, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA--Sanford Lakoff
'I believe the editors of this volume are correct in their belief that the agency of God is becoming one of the most pressing and interesting questions in contemporary debate. A merit of the essays in this collection is the way they reframe the subject and rescue it from its traditional handing and presentation. Of particular merit are the essays by Francesca Murphy on the First Book of Samuel and the essays by John Webster and David Fergusson.' - Iain R. Torrance, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, USA--Sanford Lakoff
'Biblically and historically grounded, contemporary in its themes and interdisciplinary in scope, the articles comprising this volume provide a comprehensive sense of where constructive orthodox Christian thinking is at today.'--Sanford Lakoff
This volume gives a revealing look at the present status of a difficult but essential theological theme. Scholars of systematic and practical theology will be interested in this wide-ranging discussion in, which will also be useful for graduate courses in the topic.--Sanford Lakoff

You may also be interested in...

A New History of Western Philosophy
Added to basket
Confessions of a Sinner
Added to basket
The Four Loves
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Screwtape Letters
Added to basket
Embraced By The Light
Added to basket
Meeting God in Paul
Added to basket
Miracles
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Reason for God
Added to basket
How God Became King
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Love Wins
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Problem of Pain
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Simply Good News
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Puzzle of Ethics
Added to basket
The Confessions
Added to basket
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.