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Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume I: Exploring and Evaluating the Debate

William J. Abraham


This book lays the groundwork for a constructive contribution to the contemporary debate regarding divine action. It argues that the concept of divine action is not a closed concept, like knowledge, but an open concept with a variety of context-dependent meanings. In the first part of this volume, the author charts the history of debate about divine action among key Anglophone philosophers of religion, and observes that they were largely committed to this erroneous understanding of divine action as a closed concept. After developing an argument that divine action should be understood as an ope ... More

Keywords: analytic theology, analytic philosophy, divine action, philosophy, language, God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William J. Abraham, author
Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University