Hugh Rice

in God and Goodness

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250289
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598302 | DOI:

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Discusses the relation between miracles and the laws of nature and the question of whether we could have a good reason to believe in miracles—i.e. to believe that God directly intervenes in the world. I argue that such divine intervention would not be necessary, since God could achieve his purposes through his original act of creation, but that it might, nonetheless, be good that he should respond to his creatures. I also note that, on the abstract conception of God proposed, God will constantly affect the workings of the world through our perception of his will.

Keywords: act of creation; creation; divine intervention; God; laws of nature; miracles

Chapter.  5445 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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