Providence Perceived : Divine Action from a Human Point of View / Mark W. Elliott.

There have been few books on Divine Providence. For centuries the topic was filed under 'Divine Properties', 'Theodicy', 'Creation', 'Predestination'. This book foregrounds Providence as a doctrine, showing how it emerges from a consideration of human life...

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Main Author: Elliott, M. W. (Mark W.)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2015.
Series:Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; Chapter One: Providence in the early Christian Church's Theology; Ecumenical Beginnings after the Apostolic Era; The Western development; Political History; Chapter Two: The Medieval Account of Providence; Boethius first; Medieval Historiography; Byzantium and Eastern Christianity; The Western High Middle Ages; Chapter Three: Later Medieval Developments; Alternatives to the High Medieval Consensus; More radical traditions; Chapter Four: Reformation Providence; The impact of Luther; Calvin and the Swiss-Dutch tradition; The Heidelberg Catechism and Bullinger.
  • And the Lutherans?Catholic voices; Chapter Five: The Doctrine's Fortunes in the Early Modern Era; Protestant and Catholic perceptions; Philosophical Moves; Theological responses in the Early Enlightenment; Chapter Six: The Enlightenment's ongoing Challenge to the Doctrine of Providence; Later Enlightenment voices; Hegel and Beyond; Chapter Seven: Providence in twentieth-century theological discussion; The major contribution of Barth: renewing the tradition; Reactions to Barth on Providence; Providence in post-confessional German theology from 1960 onwards; English-speaking discussion.
  • Recent Catholic contribution to the DoctrineThe place of the historical in God's purposes; Chapter Eight: Coming up to date: works in the last five years; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Scripture References; Index of Key Figures.