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ISBN-13: 9780567082336
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Product dimensions: 5.65(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction: Reading the readings1
1Providence5
1.1Providence in the Bible5
1.2Locating God's action6
1.3Indirect divine action and the universal hand of God17
1.4Human freedom and divine frustration24
1.5Images of divine control28
Topics for discussion33
2Miracles34
2.1Miracle in the Bible34
2.2Defining miracle35
2.3Signs and wonders?40
2.4Testing miracles48
Topics for discussion52
3Prayer53
3.1Prayer in the Bible53
3.2Prayer and pain59
3.3Prayer and answers60
3.4Prayer, determinism and freedom69
3.5Prayer and the will of God80
3.6Prayer and work83
Topics for discussion85
4Grace86
4.1Grace in the Bible86
4.2Augustine on grace and freedom90
4.3Locating grace91
4.4Personal or impersonal?100
4.5God's work alone?106
Topics for discussion111
Acknowledgements113
Further reading115
Index of subjects121
Index of names123

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