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Abraham's Dice – Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions

Karl W. Giberson


Does everything happen for a reason? Does “God’s will,” “karma,” or “fate” provide an overarching purpose to everything? Are disasters and tragedies random, meaningless events? Or is there something to our intuition that the world has a purpose? Abraham’s Dice explores this conversation with major scholars, including holders of chairs at Oxford and Cambridge universities and the University of Basel, several Gifford lecturers, and two Templeton Prize-winners. Bestselling author Jennifer Michael Hecht notes that the Judeo-Christian tradition has wrestled with questions of divine purpose for mill ... More

Keywords: providence, randomness, chance, purpose, evolution, monotheism, divine action

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190277154
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl W. Giberson, editor
Professor of Writing, Science & Religion, Stonehill College

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