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God, Determinism, and Action: Perspectives from Physics

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Abstract:

Recent articles by Michael Heller, Carl Helrich, Peter Hodgson, Jeffrey Koperski, and Nicholas Saunders present a challenge to much current thinking on God, divine action, and cosmology. In the process, they also reveal underlying assumptions and current problems, especially in the debate over physics and divine action. In particular, three issues come up that need to be addressed further. First, what is the status of determinism, and what can physics contribute? Second, what kind of divine action are we talking about? Third, what is the relationship between God and time, and how does this affect claims about the personhood of God? While these essays present necessary critiques and interesting, positive proposals, they also reveal unresolved tensions that need to be addressed.

Keywords: chaos; cosmology; determinism; divine action; quantum mechanics; time

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9744.00318

Affiliations: Southeastern Louisiana University

Publication date: 2000-12-01

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