On Polkinghorne's Unification of General Providence, Special Providence and Miracle

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John Polkinghorne claims there are no real distinctions between general providence, special providence and miracle. In this paper I determine whether this claim could be true given Polkinghorne's wider account of these types of divine action. I conclude that this claim could be true, but only given a particular reading of Polkinghorne. I then defend this reading in light of two potential objections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-589
Number of pages13
JournalSophia
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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In: Sophia, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2010, p. 577-589.

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