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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"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. The site 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.



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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781999369316
    Publisher: Tealight Books
    Publication date: 03/25/2019
    Pages: 268
    Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

    About the Author

    Steven Colborne is the author of many 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 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 400 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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