The Mystery and Agency of God: Divine Being and Action in the World

The Mystery and Agency of God: Divine Being and Action in the World

by Frank G. Kirkpatrick

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451479775
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 241 KB

About the Author

Frank G. Kirkpatrick is the Ellsworth Morton Tracy Lecturer and Professor of Religion at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. He is author of Together Bound: God, History and the Religious Community, The Ethics of Community, and A Moral Ontology for a Theistic Ethic.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

1 Otherness and Oneness Rival Conceptions of God 23

2 Establishing the Primordiality of the Agent, Act, and Agency 61

3 Edward Pols and the Metaphysics of Agency 79

4 The Metaphysical Conditions for God as Agent 97

5 How Can God Act in the World?: Divine Action and the Infrastructure of the Socio-Temporal-Material World 109

6 Theology and the Discernment of God's Acts in History 129

7 Coda on the Mystery of God as Agent 151

Bibliography 155

Index 161

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