Bibliography: The Providence of God
Usually I post a bibliography of a research topic I have been working on a monthly basis. However, I think it has been a couple since I posted my last one. The bibliography below is a working sourcebook for my studies on the providence of God, and in particular with relation to Process Theism, Open Theism, Molinism, and Calvinism. Secondly, the interest, as you will see, is how prayer fits into the differing models of providence. Some entries are incomplete (where you see ***), but most I think are accurate. Furthermore, let me say that none of my bibliographies are meant to be comprehensive. With the articles on each topic, I hope to create a reader and have them bound in notebook format for future reference in my studies. The purpose of me sharing this with you is to point you to some of the stuff out there with the presumption that the topic may be of interest to you. The primary works are bold faced, so if you are interested in diving in, start there. Also there is a little code for those wanting to know a little of who is in what camp. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a reference or add a resource overlooked, please share that with me in the comment section. At the end of the bibliography are some previous ones on various issues as well. Hopefully some of this will be of value to your studies.
Key Color Code:
Process Theist: Purple
Open Theist: Red
Aquinas, Thomas. Summa Theologica. trans. English Dominican Fathers.
Basinger, David. “Practical Implications” in The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God. Clark Pinnock, John Sanders, Richard Rice, William Hasker, and David Basinger. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1994.
Basinger, David and Randall Basinger, eds. Predestination and Free Will: Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1986.
_________. The Case for Freewill Theism: A Philosophical Assessment. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1996.
Basinger, Randall George. Divine
_________. “Exhaustive Divine Sovereignty: A Practical Critique” in The Grace of God and the Will of
Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics: God and Creation. vol. 2.
Berkhouwer, G.C. The
Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology: New Combined Edition.
Boyce, James P. Abstract of Systematic Theology.
Boyd, Gregory A. God at War: The Bible and Spiritual Conflict.
_________. God of the Possible: Does God Ever Change His Mind?
_________. Satan and the Problem of Evil: Constructing a Trinitarian Warfare Theodicy.
_________. Is God Really in Control? Trusting God in a World of Hurt.
Burns, William E. An Age of Wonders: Prodigies, Politics, and
Carson, D.A. A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul in His Prayers.
_________. Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility.
Cobb, John. God and the World.
Cottrell, Jack W. “The Nature of Divine Sovereignty” in The Grace of God and the Will of
Culver, Robert Duncan. Systematic Theology: Biblical & Historical.
Dabney, R. L. Systematic Theology.
Davis, William, C. “Why Open Theism is Flourishing Now?” in Beyond the Bounds: Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity. eds. John Piper, Justin Taylor, and Paul Kjoss Helseth. 111-48.
Elwell, Walter A. “The
Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 2nd ed.
Farley, Benjamin W. The
Feinberg, John S. “God Ordains All Things” in Predestination and Free Will: Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom. eds. David Basinger and Randall Basinger. 17-44. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1986.
_________. No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God.
Flavel, John. “A Narrative of Some Late and Wonderful Sea Deliverances” in The Works of John Flavel. vol. 4. 497-514.
_________. “An Exposition of the (
_________. “Of the Kingly Office of Christ, as It Is Providentially Executed in the Word, for the Redeemed” in The Works of John Flavel. vol. 1. 211-23.
_________. “Preparation for Suffering, or The Best Work in the Worst Times,” in The Works of John Flavel. vol. 6. 3-82.
_________. “The Life of John Flavel” in The Works of John Flavel. vol. 1. 3-16.
_________. The Mystery of
_________. “The Seaman’s Companion: Six Sermons on the Mysteries of Providence as Relating to Seamen; and the Sins, Dangers, Duties, and Troubles of Seamen” in The Works of John Flavel. vol. 5. 342-416.
_________. “Two Accounts of
Frame, John. The Doctrine of God: A Theology of Lordship.
Geisler, Norman. Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.
_________. “God Knows All Things” in Predestination and Free Will: Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom. eds. David Basinger and Randall Basinger. 61-84. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1986
Geisler, Norman, and H. Wayne House. The
George, Timothy. “
Gorringe, T. J. God’s Theatre: A Theology of
Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology.
Hall, Christopher A. and John Sanders. Does God Have a Future?: A Debate on Divine
Harthsorne, Charles. Reality as Social Process.
Hasker, William. God, Time, and Knowledge.
Helm, Paul. The
Henry, Carl F.H. God, Revelation, and Authority. vol. 6.
Hodge, Charles. Systematic Theology. 3 vol.
Lewis, Gordon R. and Bruce A. Demarest. Integrative Theology: Three Volumes in One.
McNeill, John T. Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion. 2 vol.
Meeter, John E., ed. Benjamin B Warfield: Selected Shorter Writings. 2 vol.
Molina, Luis de. On Divine Foreknowledge. Trans. Alfred J. Freddoso.
Moreland, J.P. and William Lane Craig. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2003.
Nash, Ronald, ed. Process Theology.
Packer, J.I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1961.
Parker, T.H.L. “
Pascal, Blaise. Pensees.
Pinnock, Clark H., ed. The Grace of God and the Will of
Pinnock, Clark H., Richad Rice, John Sanders, William Hasker, and David Basinger. The Openness of God: A Biblical Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of God. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1994.
Piper, John. The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God.
_________. The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2000.
Piper, John, Justin Taylor and Paul Kjoss Helseth. Beyond the Bounds: Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity.
Pittenger, Norman. God’s Way with Men: A Study of the Relationship Between God and Man in Providence, “Miracle,” and Prayer. ed. Mark Thornton.
Plantinga, Alvin. God, Freedom, and Evil.
Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith.
Sanders, John. The God Who Risks: A Theology of
Schreiner, Thomas R. and Bruce A. Ware. Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace.
Shedd, William G.T. Dogmatic Theology. 3rd Edition.
Spiegel, James S. The Benefits of
Sponheim, Paul, ed. A Primer on Prayer.
Sproul, R.C. The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good?
Sproul, R.C., Jr. Almighty Over All: Understanding the Sovereignty of God.
Storms, C. Samuel. “Prayer and Evangelism Under God’s Sovereignty” in Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace. eds. Thomas R. Schreiner and Bruce A. Ware. 307-324.
Swedenborg, Emanuel. Angelic Wisdom concerning the Divine
Swinburne, Richard. The Coherence of Theism.
Tiessen, Terrance. Providence & Prayer: How Does God Work in the World? Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.
Turretin, Francis. Institutes of Elenctic Theology. (3 vol.)
Vanhoozer, Kevin J. “Providence” in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. ed. Kevin J. Vanhoozer.
Ware, Bruce A. God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith.
_________. God’s Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism. Crossway:
_________. Their God Is too Small: Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God.
Whitehead, Alfred North. Process and Reality.
Wright, R. K. McGregor. No Place for Sovereignty: What’s Wrong with Freewill Theism. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1996.
Adams, Robert M. “Middle Knowledge.” The Journal of Philosophy 70 (1973): ***.
Basinger, David. “Can an Evangelical Christian Justifiably Deny God’s Exhaustive Knowledge of the Future?” Christian Scholar’s Review 25/2 (1995): 133-45.
_________. “Divine Control and Human Freedom: Is Middle Knowledge the Answer?” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 36/1 (1993): 55-64.
_________. “Human Freedom and Divine
_________. “In What Sense Must God Be Omnibenevolent?” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (1983): ***.
_________. “Middle Knowledge and Divine Control: Some Clarifications.” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 30 (1991): 129-39.
_________. “Petitionary Prayer: A Response to Murray and Meyers.” Religious Studies 31 (1979): 475-84.
_________. “Why Petition an Omnipotent, Omniscient, Wholly Good God?” Religious Studies 19 (1983): 25-41.
BonJour, Laurece A. “Determinism, Libertarianism, and Agent Causation.” Southern Journal of Philosophy 14 (1976): ***.
Boogaart, Thomas. “Deliberation and Decree: The Biblical Model of Sovereignty.” Perspectives 12/3 (1997): 8-11
Canfield, John V. “The Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism.” Philosophical Review 71 (1962): ***.
Carr, Anne E. “
Christian, Charles W. “The God Who Risks: A Theology of
Cowan, Steven B. “The Grounding Objection to Middle Knowledge Revisited.” Religious Studies 39/1 (2003):93-102.
Davis, Stephen T. “Divine Omniscience and Human Freedom.” Religious Studies 15 (September 1979): ***.
Donagan, Barbara. “Godly Choice: Puritan Decision-Making in 17th Century
_________. “Providence, Chance, and Explanation: Some Paradoxical Aspects of Puritan Views of Causation.” Journal of Religious History 11 (June 1981): 385-403.
Helm, Paul. “Asking God.” Themelios 12/1 (1986): 22-24.
_________. “Calvin (and Zwingli) on Divine
_________. “God and Whatever Comes to Pass.” Religious Studies 14 (1978): ***.
Hunt, David P. “Divine
Feinberg, John S. “And the Atheist Shall Lie Down with the Calvinist: Atheism, Calvinism, and the Free Will Defense.” Trinity Journal n.s. 1 (Fall 1980): ***.
Flew, Anthony. “Compatibilism, Free Will and God.” Philosophy 48 (July 1973): ***.
Forrer, Richard. “Puritan Religious Dilemma: The Ethical Dimensions of God’s Sovereignty.” Journal of the
Gangemi, Francis A. “Indeterminacy and Human Freedom.” Religious Humanism 10 (1976): ***.
Hendry, George Stuart. “Who Trusts in God: Musings on the Meaning of
Kellenberger, J. “The Causes of Determinism.” Philosophy 50 (1975): ***.
Keller, Jack A. “On
Kenner, Lionel. “Causality, Determinism and Freedom of the Will.” Philosophy 39 (1964): ***.
La Croix, Richard R. “Omniprescience and Divine Determinism.” Religious Studies 12/3 (1976): 365-81.
Mavrodes, Geroge. “Is There Anything Which God Does Not Do?” Christian Scholar’s Review 16/4 (1987): 384-91.
Maxfield, John A. “Divine Providence, History, and Progress in
McKim, Donald K. “The Puritan View of History or
Morgan, Christopher W. “
Murray, Michael J. and Kurt Meyers. “Ask and It Will Be Given to You.” Religious Studies 30/3 (1994): 311-30.
Pinnock, Clark H. “God’s Sovereignty in Today’s World.” Theology Today 53/1 (1996): 15-21.
Roberts, Lawrence D. “Scriven and Mackay on Unpredictability and Free Choice.” Mind 84 (1975): ***.
Robinson, Michael D. “The God Who Risks: A Theology of
Rossman, Etta C. “A God of Chance or
Rust, Eric C. “Who Trusts in God: Musing on the Meaning of
Schwobel, Christoph. “Divine Agency and
Snyder, A. Aaron. “The Paradox of Determinism.” American Philosophical Quarterly 9 (October 1972): ***.
Stump, Eleonore. “Petitionary Prayer.” American Philosophical Quarterly 16/2 (1979): 81-91.
Talbott, Thomas B. “Intedeterminism and Chance Occurrences.” Personalist 60 (1979): ***.
Tavard, George H. “The Mystery of Divine
Townsend, Michael J. “The
Tupper, Frank E. “The
VanderMolen, Ronald J. “
Van Inwagen, Peter. “The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism.” Philosophical Studies 27 (1975): ***.
Ware, Bruce A. “The God Who Risks: A Theology of
Wolf, Susan. “Asymmetrical Freedom.” The Journal of Philosophy 77 (1980): ***.
Wood, Charles M. “The Question of the Doctrine of
Wright, John H. “The Eternal Plan of Divine