Creation And Double Chaos

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Scientist and theologian Sjoerd Bonting offers a new overarching framework for thinking about issues in religion and science. He looks at the creation controversy itself, including biblical perspectives, tradtional doctrines, and the particular potential contribution of chaos theory. Finally, Bonting extends this perspective, a combination of chaos theory and chaos theology he calls "double-chaos," into a framework that addresses traditional questions about evil, divine agency, soteriology, the understanding of ...
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Creation and Double Chaos: Science and Theology in Discussion

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Overview

Scientist and theologian Sjoerd Bonting offers a new overarching framework for thinking about issues in religion and science. He looks at the creation controversy itself, including biblical perspectives, tradtional doctrines, and the particular potential contribution of chaos theory. Finally, Bonting extends this perspective, a combination of chaos theory and chaos theology he calls "double-chaos," into a framework that addresses traditional questions about evil, divine agency, soteriology, the understanding of disease, possible extraterrestrial life, and the future.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780800637590
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Theology and the Sciences Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The science-theology dialogue : how? 1
2 The scientific worldview 17
3 The theological worldview : creation stories 45
4 Creation out of nothing : origin and problems 62
5 Contemporary creation theologies 77
6 Chaos theology : an alternative creation theology 94
7 Chaos theory and chaos events 109
8 The problem of evil 126
9 God's action in the world 142
10 The cosmic Christ : person and work 158
11 Human ambivalence : genetic modification 174
12 Disease : punishment for sin or chaos event? 192
13 Are we alone? : theological implications of possible extraterrestrial intelligent life 207
14 Future and destiny : eschatology and chaos theology 223
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