In this paper I explore three possibilities: 1) whether or not there is room for divine action in a dynamic, undetermined, evolutionary world; 2) if divine action is necessary to explain the outcome of creation; and 3) if there is purpose (e.g. teleology) in such a world. I will address the implications of indeterminacy, parts-and-whole behavior (or emergence), and directionality for divine agency. Models of God’s action informed by these trends will be provided. Finally, I will explain the teleological implications of these discoveries and God’s action and conclude with implications to the Christian faith.
"Divine Action and Teleology in an Evolutionary World,"
Dialogue & Nexus: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.acu.edu/dialogue/vol1/iss1/4