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The Sound Of Sheer Silence: How Does God Communicate With Humanity?

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This chapter examines the perspectives of science on the world and advocate an "emergentist monism" as the epistemology and ontology most appropriate to these perspectives. The relation of wholes to parts in the systems of the world, which bears upon how effects and influences are transmitted in the world, is discussed. The idea of a "flow of information" between, and even in, systems proves to be illuminating, especially when the world is viewed as a "System-of-systems". The inquiry then moves on to considering God's interaction with the world and to distinguishing between various modes of this relation. On this foundation it proves possible to move on to the question of how God could affect the content of human thinking instantiated in human-brains-in-human-bodies-that is, of how God could communicate with a humanity embodied in the natural world. Finally, the chapter examines how God might be considered as communicating with humanity.

Keywords: Christian world; God's interaction; humanity

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