Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed Paperback

by Simon Oliver;


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Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Judaism, Christianity and Islam claim that the universe is not a brute fact. It is 'created'. But what do we mean by 'creation'? Do we mean that the universe is 'designed'? Is it the product of an evolutionary process? How are creatures related to God, and does God act within creation? Simon Oliver begins with the background to the Christian doctrine of creation in Greek philosophy and the Old Testament. This provides a route into understanding the claim that we are part of a created order that is also the theatre of God's redemptive action in Christ. He examines different understanding of creation, with close reference to the work of patristic and medieval theologians such as Augustine and Aquinas. This leads to an historical guide to the relationship between theological, philosophical and scientific approaches to nature in the modern period including Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Some of the ethical issues concerning humanity's place within, and treatment of, creation and our environment are also examined.
Finally, a distinctive yet traditional theology of creation is proposed focused on the concepts of gift and participation as ways of understanding more fully the meaning and implications of the claim that the universe is created.

Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed by Simon Oliver was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in May 2016. The ISBN for Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed is 9780567656087.

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Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (May 2016)
Weight454g
Number of Pages176
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780567656087
ISBN-10056765608X
Product Code4308939
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