Divine Action: A Neo-Byzantine Model

Knight, Christopher
December 2005
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion;Dec2005, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p181
Academic Journal
The article presents the neo-Byzantine model of God's presence and action in the world. The model takes its historical bearings from the strand of Greek patristic thinking which culminated in the work of Maximos the Confessor. Arguments are presented on how divine action is related to the workings of a world characterized, usually at least, by obedience to "laws of nature." Another approach to divine action is theistic naturalism which eschews the concept of "special providence."


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