Re: divine action/creaturely action

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Fri Jun 08 2001 - 08:59:47 EDT

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    Uko wrote:

    > In discussion concerning divine action, Howard Van Till asks "What word,
    > than "persuasion", describes an action that is effective but not coercive?"
    > Although I am not keen on the distinctions introduced by the terms
    > or "coercive", it strikes me that the word Howard is looking for is "law".

    But the word I was looking for was to describe _divine action_, not to
    introduce another category.

    > It is through
    > God's laws that God governs the creation.

    What kind of divine action is 'governance.'? Is is 'coercive'? or
    'persuasive'? or '?'


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