Does God Roll Dice?: Divine Providence for a World in the Making

(Paperback - Apr 2012)
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Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying that "God does not play dice," claiming an orderly and predictable structure to the universe. Today, advances and presumptions in the field of quantum mechanics pose a serious challenge to such a position. It's a challenge not only for nuclear physicists but also for Christian theologians who work to explain God's providence for the world. In Does God Roll Dice?, noted Jesuit scholar Joseph Bracken claims that something like "directed chance" (Teilhard de Chardin) is God's normal mode of operation in a world always perilously poised between order and chaos. Bracken adopts the relatively new concept of self-organizing or self-correcting systems out of the natural and social sciences to deal with controversial issues in the ongoing religion and science debate. At the same time, he deliberately keeps the language and context of the book suitable for the intelligent nonprofessional reader.


  • SKU: 9780814680520
  • SKU10: 0814680526
  • Title: Does God Roll Dice?: Divine Providence for a World in the Making
  • Qty Remaining Online: 2
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Date Published: Apr 2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Weight lbs: 0.65
  • Dimensions: 8.90" L x 5.90" W x 0.50" H
  • Features: Price on Product, Index, Bibliography
  • Category: THEOLOGY
  • Subject: Christian Theology - General


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