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From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World

From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World


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How does Christianity change the way we view the natural world? In this addition to a critically acclaimed series, renowned theologian Norman Wirzba engages philosophers, environmentalists, and cultural critics to show how the modern concept of nature has been deeply problematic. He explains that understanding the world as creation rather than as nature or the environment makes possible an imagination shaped by practices of responsibility and gratitude, which can help bring healing to our lands and communities. By learning to give thanks for creation as God's gift of life, Christians bear witness to the divine love that is reconciling all things to God.

Named a "Best Theology Book of 2015," Englewood Review of Books

"Best Example of Theology in Conversation with Urgent Contemporary Concerns" for 2015, Hearts & Minds Bookstore

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ISBN-13: 9780801095931
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Series: The Church and Postmodern Culture
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 449,276
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Norman Wirzba (PhD, Loyola University, Chicago) is Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Making Peace with the Land, Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, and Living the Sabbath.

Table of Contents

1. On Not Knowing Where or Who We Are
2. Idolizing Nature
3. Perceiving Creation
4. The Human Art of Creaturely Life
5. Giving Thanks

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