On Polkinghorne’s Unification of General Providence, Special Providence and Miracle
- Morgan Luck
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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.
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Volume 49, Issue 4 , pp 577-589
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- John Polkinghorne
- General providence
- Special providence
- Divine action
- Morgan Luck (1)
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- 1. School of Humanities and Social Sciences, & The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2678, Australia