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Ordinary And Extraordinary Divine Action: The Nexus Of Interaction

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This chapter touches controversial issues, and some of the possibilities discussed will undoubtedly make some readers uncomfortable. This is because it takes seriously in a particular way both the historic Christian message and a modern scientific perspective, emphasizing their cognitive claims as the author understands them from a Quaker perspective. The chapter is largely a response to Nancey Murphy's contribution to this volume, "Divine Action in the Natural Order: Buridan's Ass and Schrödinger's Cat". Accepting the main thesis of that chapter, the themes the author would like to discuss further are: (a) the issue of capricious action; (b) the issue of top-down causation through intention, and the particular causal nexus of the action; and (c) the issue of evidence for the position stated. As explained clearly by Küppers and Peacocke, in hierarchically structured complex systems both top-down action and emergent order are found.

Keywords: divine action; emergent order; top-down action



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