The Quest for the Causal Joint
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This study is an examination of three proposals for a \"causal joint\" model of God\'s action in the world. Adapting the thought of Austin Farrer and David Burrell, the author seeks to show how these hypotheses are theologically flawed. The flaws stem from an overemphasis on the doctrine of creatio continua. Without an affirmation of both creatio ex nihilo and creatio continua, the latter is mistakenly removed from its theological context and adds unnecessary incoherence to the doctrine of creation.