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The contribution of Arthur Peacocke to the science-theology debate

C. du Toit

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 18, No 1 (1997), 67-85. doi: 10.4102/ve.v18i1.1125

Submitted: 19 July 1997
Published:  19 July 1997


The work of Arthur Peacocke may be considered to be a good example of the effort to link the findings and theories of new cosmology to the world of theology and religious thinking in a consistent and credible way. Highlights of Peacocke's theology pertaining to this venture are discussed. Some of the issues that are dealt with include his anti-reductionist approach, his critical realist stand, and his use of metaphor. Attention is also given to God's interaction with the world, the interaction of law and chance, God's self-limited omnipotence and omniscience, God and time, the suffering of creation and kenosis. The article concludes with some critical questions posed to Peacocke.

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C. du Toit, Instituut vir Teologiese Navorsing, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa


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