omniscience

Divine Providence

Question: 
Does the idea of divine providence make sense?
Publication Month: 
November 2014
Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

From the perspective of modernity, of course, this idea makes no sense. It presupposes thinking of God as an agent in a realistic sense that is quite impossible if one has fully adopted the modern worldview. Further, the idea has been spoiled by its association with divine omnipotence. If God is the cause of everything, the specialness, suggested by “providence,” disappears. Cancer is just as providential as a remarkable healing.

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