Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity

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As environmental destruction begins to seriously affect humans, it has become increasingly relevant to reflect on the essential elements of the Jewish and Christian theologies of creation. The essays in this volume explore key aspects of creation theology, which poses the question of the origin of the world and of man. Creation theology is rooted in the concept of man who owes his existence to God and who is placed in a cosmos which God created as "good”. At the same time, the essays show that even back in ...

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As environmental destruction begins to seriously affect humans, it has become increasingly relevant to reflect on the essential elements of the Jewish and Christian theologies of creation. The essays in this volume explore key aspects of creation theology, which poses the question of the origin of the world and of man. Creation theology is rooted in the concept of man who owes his existence to God and who is placed in a cosmos which God created as "good”. At the same time, the essays show that even back in antiquity, the creation discussion held high potential for ideological criticism.

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Tobias Nicklas, Universität Regensburg; Korinna Zamfir, Babes-Bolyai-Universität Klausenburg, Rumänien.

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