Toward a theology of divine action: William R. Stoeger, S.J., on the laws of nature

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Edwards, Denis 2015. Toward a theology of divine action: William R. Stoeger, S.J., on the laws of nature. Theological Studies. 76 (3), pp. 485 - 502. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563915593478
AuthorsEdwards, Denis
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In the 1990s William Stoeger, S.J., contributed major essays on the laws of nature to the series of conferences on divine action that were cosponsored by the Vatican Observatory and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, CA. He argued that the laws of nature are to be seen as approximate models rather than as complete descriptions of nature, and that they are descriptive rather than prescriptive. These essays, Denis Edwards proposes, are an important legacy for 21st-century theology and offer creative possibilities for a renewed theology of divine action that builds on the Thomist tradition.

Year2015
JournalTheological Studies
Journal citation76 (3), pp. 485 - 502
ISSN0040-5639
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563915593478
Page range485 - 502
Research GroupSchool of Theology
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