Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed Paperback

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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 and is our 11290th best seller. The ISBN for Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed is 9780567656087.

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Details for Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (May 2016)
Number of Pages176
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4308939
Page last updated 21st June 2017
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