"Philip Clayton has done the Church and the academy a real service in the publication of this book Clayton sets for himself the task of reflecting on and advancing our conception of God as Christian theologians in the light of contemporary science. He admirably meets this goal, and has written a clear, learned and engaging text Phil Clayton helps us reflect more fully on the manner in which theology and natural science are (and should be) brought into fruitful, mutual engagement. He has provided us with a thoughtful, learned and important book. If we do not always agree with him, one can admire the clarity and insight he brings to the task. The task he set himself, of bringing theology and science into dialogue, is one of the greatest challenges facing the Church in the twenty-first century. I recommend this volume to everyone interested in serious engagement between theology and science." Christian Scholar's Review
"An excellent summary of a contribution to the current dialogue over the nature of God's relation to the world and the problem of divine agency, this erudite and lucid piece of constructive theology was (deservedly) awarded the 1998 Templeton Book Prize in Science and Religion….
Thinkers across the theological spectrum will learn from and be challenged by this important and highly readable book; it is a model of theological and philosophical argumentation, and should not be missed." Cross Currents
"In this instructive and generally persuasive book, Philip Clayton's central concern is to develop and defend a model of God, God's relation to the world, and God's activity in the world that is both faithful to the Christian tradition and does justice to the contemporary scientific and philosophical context This book provides a cogent argument for a panentheistic solution to the problem, made pressing by modern science, of how to make sense of the claim that God acts in the world." Journal of Religion