How might God work providentially through indeterminate processes? Does the classic monotheistic doctrine that God is omniscient and omnipotent conflict with such a notion of providence? What divine purposes might indeterminate processes serve?

There are many areas/topics in mathematics and physics that provide examples of randomness and the often subtle roles it plays.  Reflection on these could increase our understanding of God's actions in the natural world; this in turn could enhance our understanding of the divine nature.

This grant program is generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation. It will provide awards for 8-10 scholars or teams of scholars to pursue questions such as those listed in the RFP. Please contact us if you have further questions. 

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Calvin College

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Calvin College