I missed the opening of Oliver Davies’s paper at the recent Colin Gunton Lecture Day, which made it difficult for me to tune in to its remainder. However, Professor Davies has kindly sent me the manuscript. It’s an insightful paper, which I hope will find publication somewhere.
It’s another instance in Scripture that shows God acting providentially through human freedom rather than by divine fiat. And to be honest, this is a pretty impressive instance, too. Suppose Mary had said, “No.”
About Providence, Divine Action and the Church
In this blog, Terry J. Wright posts thoughts and shares research on the Christian doctrine of providence. This doctrine testifies to God’s provision for all things through creation’s high priest, the man Christ Jesus. However, the precise meaning and manner of this provision is a perpetually open question, and this blog is a forum for discussion of the many issues relating to providence and the place of the Church within God’s action.