Describing the Hand of God
Divine Agency and Augustinian Obstacles to the Dialogue between Theology and Science
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Robert Brennan has made a significant contribution to the theology-science debate with his proposal for a more incarnationally-shaped understanding of divine agency in human beings. This comprehensive work, canvassing the ideas of a broad range of thinkers who have pondered the question throughout history--Tertullian, Augustine, Newton, Darwin, Huxley and Barth among them--demonstrates both insight and scholarly integrity."
--David Rankin, minister, Holland Park Uniting Churches, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
"Brennan's thesis is very wide-ranging; it draws on a vast range of primary and secondary literature across all eras of Christian theology and it traverses the disciplines of philosophy, theology, and history. Familiar texts are given original interpretations. Unexpected historical connections are illuminated. It is unusual to read a work that engages on so many fronts while sustaining an original argument. Both theologians and historians of science will profit from it."
--Geoff Thompson, Co-ordinator of Studies in Systematic Theology, Pilgrim Theological College, Melbourne, Australia