God's Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground

God's Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground

by Steven Colborne

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Overview

"This provocative book takes a wide-ranging look at religion and its place in our past, present, and future - and challenges readers to rethink God's true nature." (BookBub editorial)

Author Steven Colborne is on a mission to awaken people to the reality that a sovereign God exists who is actively unfolding all events in creation. A first-class graduate with a postgraduate certificate in Philosophy and Religion, Colborne is the author of more than a dozen books in the philosophical theology genre.

God's Grand Game is Colborne's magnum opus and is the result of more than ten years of study and reflection by the author in relation to the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament. In the book's eight parts and forty-five short chapters, and with reference to leading contemporary philosophers and theologians, the following questions are addressed:

  • How can we be sure God exists?
  • Do we have free will?
  • Is God in control of evil and sin?
  • Why would God cause severe suffering?
  • Is it logical to be a Christian if God is the cause of suffering?
  • Is God's plan for there to be religious pluralism, or is Christianity the only true religion?
  • What will be the religious future of humankind?
  • And many more questions besides.

As well as having written several bestsellers in Amazon's philosophy categories, Steven Colborne is well known for his website Perfect Chaos which was recognised by FeedSpot as a Top 10 UK blog in both the Philosophy and Theology categories in 2018 and at the time of writing has over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.

God's Grand Game is the most comprehensive and articulate exposition of Colborne's philosophical perspective to date and is highly recommended reading for anyone interested in philosophy, religion, or spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999369309
Publisher: Tealight Books
Publication date: 03/25/2019
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Steven Colborne is the author of several acclaimed books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially as it relates to the Christian worldview.

Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a quite remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.

Among other books, Steven's catalogue of releases includes a spiritual memoir (The Philosophy of a Mad Man), a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God's Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.

Table of Contents

PART I

THE NATURE OF GOD

1. How Do I Know God Exists?

2. The Cosmic Animator

3. What Are God’s Attributes?

4. God in Inanimate Objects

5. Determinism and the Nature of God

6. Does God Have Foreknowledge?

7. The Creativity of God

8. The Aseity of God

9. Sovereignty

PART II

THE HUMAN MIND AND GOD

10. God’s Control of Mental States

11. Modes of Mind

12. What is Causing Our Thoughts?

13. The Experience of Understanding

14. Hearing Voices or Hearing God?

PART III

CHRISTIANITY AND GOD

15. God’s Grand Game

16. Is Jesus the Only Way?

17. The Myth of the Fall

18. The Confusion of Calvinism

19. Molinism Refuted

20. Jesus the Creator?

21. The Authority of Scripture

22. What Prayer Reveals About God

PART IV

FREE WILL

23. Materialism and Free Will

24. The Bible and Free Will

25. Compatibilism

26. Open Theism

27. Divine Conservation and Occasionalism

28. Divine Omnipotence and Free Will

PART V

MORALITY AND GOD

29. Dimensions of Reality

30. Do Good and Evil Exist Objectively?

31. The Agony of God

32. Bringing Good out of Evil

33. Do We All Deserve Hell?

PART VI

SCIENCE AND GOD

34. Why I Believe in God and Also Love Science

35. Cause and Effect

36. Reflections on Time

37. What is Truth?

38. Creation and Evolution

PART VII

MY PHILOSOPHY AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS

39. Introduction

40. The Abrahamic Religions

41. There Is No Enlightenment

42. Karma

43. Polytheism

44. Interfaith Dialogue

PART VIII

THE CHURCH OF THE FUTURE

45. The Church of the Future

Acknowledgements

Thank You For Reading

Web Links and Contact Details

Also by Steven Colborne

Appendix

Notes

Index

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