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For recent accounts of divine action, see Owen Thomas, ed., God’s Activity in the World: The Contemporary Problem (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1983). Thomas’ typology is recapitulated by Arthur Peacocke in his own detailed treatment of divine action. See Theology for a Scientific Age: Being and Becoming— Natural and Divine (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1990; and second enlarged edition, London: SCM Press, 1993 and reprinted, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993), chap. 9, section f, p. 146-148.

In a more recent publication, Ian Barbour offers a lucid description and creative comparison of the problem of divine action in classical theism, process theism, and their alternatives, including several types of personal agency models. See Barbour, Religion in an Age of Science, The Gifford Lectures 1989-1991, vol. 1 (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1990), chap. 9.

See also Thomas F. Tracy, ed., The God Who Acts: Philosophical and Theological Explorations (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University, 1994) See also Michael J. Langford in Providence, op. cit., p. 6 and Peacocke, Theology for a Scientific Age, Ch. 9 (especially p. 135).

In my Introduction to Chaos and Complexity I expanded Thomas’ typology to clarify the similarities and differences in approaches to special divine action I provided a working typology which was developed during the CTNS / Vatican Observatory research on divine action.

See also my Introduction to Chaos and Complexity. I am grateful for extensive interaction with Nancey Murphy in developing this typology.

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