Talk:Divine providence

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Is it appropriate to use the present tense for a person long dead? Has his name become a belief system, so the tense of modern day Maimonidians apply?

Maimonides ("Rambam") is representative of the rationalist school. He holds that the pattern of nature is basically immutable.

Should this be held?

The article has several of these. Perhaps they are appropriate?

--Lynn 02:16, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

It's fine to use present tenses for things like that. Paraphrases of an author's work are ordinarily in present tenses (unless you want to emphasize that their work has been superseded, or lost, or something like that). In De Bello Gallico, Cæsar exaggerates the numbers of his enemies—people say that kind of thing all the time. Q·L·1968 21:59, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation[edit]

The new Christianity material, "WHAT SHOULD I BELIEVE ABOUT PROVIDENCE? OPTIONS IN CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY" By John Mark Hicks, was lifted directly from

  1. This is a probable copyright violation (unless you are John Mark Hicks).
  2. This is probably POV in the sense that it is not (necessarily) representative of all Christianity (I don't know but speculate...).

So, please modify or remove.

Fintor 05:57, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Given lack of response, am removing and adding as external link...
Fintor 10:53, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Use by Deists[edit]

The article should mention that some Deists effectively used "Providence" as a less personally-theistic sounding alternative to the word "God" -- that's why the phrase "with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence" appears in the United States Declaration of Independence... AnonMoos 17:26, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

In Christian thought[edit]

In Christian thought The second sentence reads (Calvinism emphasisizes the depravity of man and the complete sovereignty of God.)

Not meaning to be disrespectful but I found no such word in the dictionary for (emphasisizes)I could only find-

emphasis- n.; pl. -ses. 1. Special force or impressiveness of expression; stress. 2. In reading or speaking, a special force or prominence given to one or more words or syllables.

emphasize- v. To give emphasis to; to stress.

(Webster's Student Dictionary)

Calvinism emphasis's the depravity of man and the complete sovereignty of God.

Calvinism emphasizes

Calvinism emphasises

In terms of doing my paper I don't know which is correct

Augustine52 02:40, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Hasidic Judaism[edit]

can someone mention the particularly intense view of Divine Providence taught by the Baal Shem Tov, inasmuch that he taught that every detail of the universe is guided by God


 Done. Fences&Windows 22:50, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

- It is not a proper noun, nor the proprietary trademarked concept of either a particular theology, or of God. There are style guide sections which apply, I'm sure. -Stevertigo (w | t | e) 17:06, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Support. Lower case divine providence is found throughout scholarly works on the subject, along with other instances of Divine providence and Divine Providence. The lower case version is the most common. Binksternet (talk) 17:51, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

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