The Interaction Between Human and Divine Providence
Interaction requires that each of at least two things acts upon the other. To study the interaction between divine and human providence, then, requires more than studying how divine providence affects human providence; it requires studying, too, how human providence affects divine providence. This chapter first gives an account of what we mean by ‘providence’; and then it discusses the necessary preconditions for providence in general. These preconditions will be attributes shared between divine and human providence. The chapter goes on to compare divine and human providence; through considering human providence, we will shed some light on key aspects of divine providence.
Divine and Human Providence: Philosophical, Psychological and Theological Approaches
Timothy Pawl. “The Interaction Between Human and Divine Providence.” In Divine and Human Providence: Philosophical, Psychological and Theological Approaches, 31-42, 2020.