The Divine Decision: A Process Doctrine of Election

The Divine Decision: A Process Doctrine of Election

by Donna Bowman


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Donna Bowman utilizes the work of process thinker Alfred North Whitehead to develop a doctrine of election that dialogues with the view of Reformed theologian Karl Barth. Taking seriously Barth's contention that election is the best of all words that can be spoken about God, Bowman reinterprets Whitehead's description of God's provision of the initial aim to each entity as the central cosmological and theological fact of universal election. By combining Barth's concerns with process categories, she concludes that both systems are aimed at common theological and philosophical enemies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664224943
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Donna Bowman is Associate Director and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Central Arkansas.

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