From: Jim Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 13:24:06 EDT
I saw the distinctions you made between coercive and persuasive in a
post earlier today. I'll have to ruminate about that. On the surface
would only seem to differ in degree, but I'll ponder it a bit
nonetheless. Thanks. JimA.
Howard J. Van Till wrote:
> From: "Jim Armstrong" <email@example.com>
> Just to be very clear, the gist of my query was that it looks to
> me like answers to prayer are essentially "small(?)" miracles,
> being departures from the apparent natural course of events. If
> that is the case, then the discussions about miracles should
> essentially be descriptive of responses to prayer as well. It
> seems to me this might change the flavor of the discussion a bit.
> I'm running out of time to craft responses to several interesting
> questions. Check out what I've said so far about the distinctions
> between supernatural action, miracles, and other forms of effective
> and variable divine action.
> Griffin is strong on the meaningfulness of prayer and the
> effectiveness of non-coercive divine action. My own personal
> experience would support such an approach.
> Given some of my attempts to clarify our terminology regarding divine
> action, I would welcome your continued exploration of prayer and its
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