The comfort of providence: Not only certitudo but also securitas

Hendrik van den Belt

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    Abstract

    Tis article argues that the doctrine of providence offers comfort because it not only refers to God's general overruling of history but also the specific interference of God with human affairs - that nevertheless respects human freedom - classically referred to by the term concursus. Only when God is actually involved in human actions we make those of ourselves and of others the object of prayer. This presupposes providence as an all-powerful and omnipresent power of God that does not compete with human liberty, but carries, surrounds and ultimately determines it.
    Translated title of the contributionThe comfort of providence: Not only certitudo but also securitas
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)160-169
    Number of pages10
    JournalKerk en Theologie
    Volume69
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Apr-2018

    Keywords

    • Providence
    • Concursus
    • Securitas
    • Certitudo

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