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Abraham's DiceChance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions$
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Karl W. Giberson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190277154

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.001.0001

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Chance, Sovereignty, and Providence in the Calvinist Tradition

Chance, Sovereignty, and Providence in the Calvinist Tradition

(p.175) 9 Chance, Sovereignty, and Providence in the Calvinist Tradition
Abraham's Dice

Byung Soo (Paul) Han

Oxford University Press

John Calvin launched the influential Reformed tradition (the Calvinists) in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with Christianity’s strongest emphasis on the sovereignty of God. Calvinists rejected the notion of chance as unguided fortune or luck, seeing it rather as a result of divine decree and thus a form of divine providence consistent with their emphasis on the sovereignty of God. The Reformed tradition has consistently rejected chance as a real part of the created order. They continue to acknowledge God’s absolute sovereignty, hold to the integral concept of providence as consisting of decree and its execution, advocate the concurrence of God in all things and events, and still argue that this divine concurrence does not make God the author of evil or the culprit of corruption.

Keywords:   Calvin, Calvinism, determinism, Reformed tradition, divine sovereignty, chance in the reformed tradition

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