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Describing God'S Action In The World In Light Of Scientific Knowledge Of Reality

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The author intends this chapter as a "trial balloon". The chapter sketches God's action can be described in the world, accepting with critical seriousness both the present and projected knowledge of reality as from the sciences, philosophy and other non-theological disciplines, and the present knowledge of God, his/her relationship with people and world, and his/her activity within it. From revelation, and partially from reason, it is know that God exists, created the universe and all that is in it, reveals him/herself to people, loves and cares for people, continually acts within material creation, particularly now through Jesus and the presence of his spirit-a promise which will be fulfilled only after our deaths. There are a series of unsolved problems related to divine action, which flow from this discussion of the impossibility of adequately articulating or modeling God's direct action towards a creature.

Keywords: God's direct action; revelation; scientific knowledge of reality



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