Activity of God
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ACTIVITY.—1. The period of our Lord’s activity is, in other words, that of His ministry, in the fulfilment of which His activity was exhibited. Its duration is a matter of dispute, relevant only so far as it compresses into one year the recorded details, or extends them to the traditional three. In any
Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science
Divine Action Concursus View
DIVINE ACTION (Concursus View). Discussions of divine action often focus on the question of whether God needs to intervene—where intervention is understood as working apart from or contrary to the laws of nature—to act in the world (e.g., Saunders 2002; Koperski 2015). It is also the case that most discussions
Divine Action Engaged-Governance View
DIVINE ACTION (Engaged-Governance View). Theists believe that God has created the universe and continues to sustain it, but what else does God do? In particular, does God sometimes intervene in the natural order to bring about events that would not have otherwise occurred, and sometimes intervene to
Divine Voluntarism
DIVINE VOLUNTARISM. When God created the world, did he do so freely or out of necessity? Can necessary reasons be given for the existence and natures of specific created things, or was God free to create anything he wished in any way he pleased? Questions such as these have long been central to the doctrine