Is the human mind uniquely nonphysical or even spiritual, such that divine intentions can meet physical realities? As scholars in science and religion have spent decades attempting to identify a 'causal joint' between God and the natural world, human consciousness has been often privileged as just such a locus of divine-human interaction. Resisting this intuitively dualistic model, as well as contemporary noninterventionist theories divine action theories, Sarah Lane Ritchie argues that a theologically robust theistic naturalism, which she believes offers a more compelling vision of divine action in the mind.
In this book, the product of Denis Alexander's Gifford Lectures, he addresses the complex interplay between biological claims about genes, philosophical claims about determinism and theological claims about God.
How does your discipline contribute to the wider discussion on freedom and determinism?