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Collects perspectives from the great Abrahamic religions on the single topic of randomness
Presents the findings of a team of scholars in theology, philosophy, and religious studies
Offers new insights into the age-old questions of God's role in the chaos of the universe?
Table of contents (17 chapters)
The Problem(s) Stated
The Abrahamic Faiths
Providence and Chance
About this book
This open access book addresses the question of how God can providentially govern apparently ungovernable randomness. Medieval theologians confidently held that God is provident, that is, God is the ultimate cause of or is responsible for everything that happens. However, scientific advances since the 19th century pose serious challenges to traditional views of providence. From Darwinian evolution to quantum mechanics, randomness has become an essential part of the scientific worldview. An interdisciplinary team of Muslim, Christian and Jewish scholars—biologists, physicists, philosophers and theologians—addresses questions of randomness and providence.
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Editors and Affiliations
Department of Philosophy, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey
Kelly James Clark
Department of Philosophy, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, USA
About the editors
Kelly James Clark is author, co-author, or editor of more than 30 books including Religion and the Sciences of Origins, Strangers, Neighbors Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace, and Abraham’s Children: Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict.
Jeffrey Koperski is Professor of Philosophy at Saginaw Valley State University. He is the author of The Physics of Theism: God, Physics, and the Philosophy of Science, and Divine Action, Determinism, and the Laws of Nature.
Book Title: Abrahamic Reflections on Randomness and Providence
Editors: Kelly James Clark, Jeffrey Koperski
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-75796-0
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-75799-1
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-75797-7
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 384
Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations