Rarely does a new theological position emerge to account well for life in the world, including not only goodness and beauty but also tragedy and randomness. Drawing from Scripture, science, philosophy and various theological traditions, Thomas Jay Oord offers a novel theology of providence—essential kenosis—that emphasizes God's inherently noncoercive love in relation to creation.
Wheaton College professors Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Block bring together a team of biblical scholars with social and natural science backgrounds to address the ethical matter of Christian responsibility for our physical environment throughout the whole earth. Their biblical insight combined with scientific expertise will provide you with a deeper understanding and clear guidance on the most important environmental issues facing us today.
Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba develop a vision for community renewal based on reconciliation with the land. With a balance of theological and practical insight, the authors lead communities into practices of local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God?s provision.
Biologists Fred Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon and Raymond H. Brand provide hope for today's environmental crisis and bring Scripture into dialogue with current scientific findings and commitments.
As Paul says in Romans, creation groans for redemption. But can we trust God to make all things new? In this scholarly yet accessible text, Ron Highfield presents an overview of creation, providence and the problem of evil, addressing the question of human anxiety in the face of suffering. Our faithful Creator promises a glorious future for all creation.
This unique textbook by Gerald Rau surveys the six predominant models currently used to explain the origins of creation, of life, of species and of humans. Alongside his judicious account of the debate as a whole, Rau equips students with critical tools for evaluating the individual philosophies of science in play.
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