Frank Obenland's Providential
Fictions: Nathaniel Hawthorne's Secular Ethics enters into the difficult terrain of this critical conversation about meaning, morals, and ethics armed with a deep theoretical understanding and an impressive knowledge of decades of Hawthorne scholarship to argue that Hawthorne's fiction reveals a pluralistic and dialogic literary ethic and to "challenge readers to become aware of their conceptual responsibility for others as well as for their own (self-) interpretative acts" (13).
Keeping the providential
dream alive after the Revolution meant defining roles for racial outsiders.
These goods constitute a providential
witness to "a created order that has been vindicated by Christ" (138).
Of the various historiographical myths laid low by Nicholas Guyatt's penetrating analysis, American providential
exceptionalism is dealt the most devastating blow.
He argues that the core distinction of American republicanism are the notions of human dignity and of the human capacity for self-government under Providential
Polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe in a providential
being and are skeptical about evolution.
It would have been criminal to bypass the providential
opportunity of speaking to a world ready as never before to listen to the Gospel.
The Grace Group Insurance of Little Rock and Providential
Now, with the providential
addition of gay businesses, plus diverse neighborhoods and tourists, Rehoboth is comfortable being a family town for all kinds of families.
It seems to me equally plausible that Boerhaave's interest in semina as vehicles for God's immediacy in a providential
nature came from Paracelsian and Helmontian sources, only some of which were Calvinist.
Last week, it emerged that Vanquis a subsidiary of Britain's biggest private loan firm, Providential
Financial which is leafleting low-income families,can charge nearly 60 per cent interest on some deals.
BACK FROM POSITANO, an Italian fishing village and beach resort on the Amalfi coast, it seems almost providential
that I should find out about a new eating place called the Italian Fisherman that popped up while I was gone and is now running full blast in Toluca Lake.
Also present was a providential
cosmology which interpreted social disaster as punishment of a society whose members did not obey God's will.
Besides the surprising depth of this meeting, another unexpected development was the role--whether providential
or merely fortunate--played by, well, the sudden alleviation of Moy Moy's medication-induced constipation during the papal audience.
In this article, I address the confrontation in Kautsky's study of Thomas More between historical materialism and the providential
view of history of More himself.