The Analogical Alternative
Christian thought, Michael Dodd
Michael Dodds’s proposal for understanding divine action is fundamentally analogical. It is based on an understanding of ex nihilo creation that also can only be expressed analogically. Because there are different orders or levels of reality, our language of creation in general and causation in particular must be able to stretch across such levels. Whether Dodds commends or critiques a position on divine action depends on whether the theologian has been thinking univocally or analogically.
Sapientia, Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding