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.

H. History, Politics and Economics

My intention here is to provide an extensive bibliography of resources for the doctrine of providence. This is an ongoing project, so do contact me if you know of any works that should be included, or if you wish for me to make an amendment or correct an error.

Last Updated: 27 June 2013

History, Politics and Economics

Stewart J. Brown, Providence and Empire: Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815–1914 (Harlow: Pearson, 2008)

Euan Cameron, ‘Cosmic Time and the Theological View of World History’, Irish Theological Quarterly 77:4 (2012), pp. 349–364

Michael T. Dempsey, ‘What Bearing, if any, Does the Christian Doctrine of Providence Have Upon the Operation of the Market Economy?’, Journal of Markets and Morality 8:2 (2005), pp. 481–492

David Fergusson, ‘Divine Providence’, in Nicholas Adams, George Pattison and Graham Ward (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 655–673

Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis, God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012)

Michael Schluter, ‘The Rise and Fall of Nations: How Far Can Christians Interpret History?’, Cambridge Papers 3:3 (1994), pp. 1–4

Nigel Voak, ‘English Molinism in the Late 1590s: Richard Hooker on Free Will, Predestination, and Divine Foreknowledge’, Journal of Theological Studies, ns 60 (2009), pp. 130–177

Alexandra Walsham, Providence in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)