The Doctrine Of Creation


This study by leading scholars from around the world engages with central hermeneutical, philosophical and theological dimensions of the doctrine of creation.

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This study by leading scholars from around the world engages with central hermeneutical, philosophical and theological dimensions of the doctrine of creation.

Particular prominence is given to discussion of creation 'out of nothing'm the relation of eternal creator to temporal creation, the Trinitarian construction of the doctrine and its ethical implications.

The essays comprise:
-Robert Jenson on the doctrine of creation
-Paul Helm on eternal creation
-Colin Gunton on Genesis and on the Reformers
-Alan Torrance on spatio-temporal dimensions
-Daniel Hardy on creation and eschatology
-Brian Horne on divine and human creativity
-Christoph Schwobel on God, creation and the Christian community

These expert contributions open up new dimensions to an important topic currently receiving renewed attention.

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Docrtine at King's College London.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567080790
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: Academic Paperback Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Aspects of a Doctrine of Creation 17
2 Eternal Creation: The Doctrine of the Two Standpoints 29
3 Between Allegory and Myth: The Legacy of the Spiritualising of Genesis 47
4 The End of Causality? The Reformers and Their Predecessors 63
5 Creatio Ex Nihilo and the Spatiotemporal Dimensions, with Special Reference to Jurgen Moltmann and D.C. Williams 83
6 Creation and Eschatology 105
7 Divine and Human Creativity 135
8 God, Creation and the Christian Community: The Dogmatic Basis of a Christian Ethic of Createdness 149
Index 177
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