Together Bound: God, History, and the Religious Community

Hardcover | April 1, 1984

byFrank G. Kirkpatrick

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Challenging the assumption that the concept of divine action is necessarily paradoxical, on the grounds that God is radically transcendent of finitude, or can perform only a master act of creating and sustaining the universe, Frank Kirkpatrick defends as philosophically credible the Christianconviction that God is a personal Agent who also acts in particular historical moments to further the divine intention of fostering universal community. Kirkpatrick claims that God and the world are distinct realities "together bound" in a mutual relationship of reciprocal historical action. In thisrelationship, God both acts upon and responds to human beings in specific moments in their history. The implications of this claim for understanding the biblical narrative, the problem of evil, cosmological theories, and the realism of Christian community are pursued.

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Challenging the assumption that the concept of divine action is necessarily paradoxical, on the grounds that God is radically transcendent of finitude, or can perform only a master act of creating and sustaining the universe, Frank Kirkpatrick defends as philosophically credible the Christianconviction that God is a personal Agent who ...

Frank G. Kirkpatrick is at Trinity College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.65 × 6.38 × 0.79 inPublished:April 1, 1984Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195083423

ISBN - 13:9780195083422

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"Kirkpatrick's book is written for scholars, but it will be of interest to students and laypersons as well."--Theology Today