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An Active Creator and a Cooperative Creation

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October 8, 2009 Tags: Divine Action & Purpose

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An Active Creator and a Cooperative Creation

"The picture I want of God's relationship with the world is one of continuing interaction, not occasional intervention; poking with the divine finger when things go wrong. I believe that God interacts with the world, but doesn't overrule the freedom he has given to creatures."

-John Polkinghorne, "Does God interact with his suffering world?"

"The history of the universe is not the performance of a fixed score, written by God in eternity and inexorably performed by creatures, but it is a grand improvisation in which the Creator and creatures cooperate in the unfolding development of the grand fugue of creation.

-John Polkinghorne and Nicholas Beale, Questions of Truth, page 15



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