The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

by William P. Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199730797
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/26/2010
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 746,747
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

William P. Brown is Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary and the author of several books and numerous articles on the Bible and its interpretation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Abbreviations
I. Introduction: From Wonder to Wisdom
II. Revolution and Evolution: Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds to Creation
III. The Cosmic Temple: Cosmogony According to Genesis 1:1-2:4a
IV. The Ground of Being: The Drama of Dirt in Genesis 2:4b-3:24
V. Behemoth and the Beagle: Creation According to Job 38-41
VI. The Passion of the Creator: The Manifold Nature of Nature in Psalm 104
VII. Wisdom's World: Cosmos as Playhouse in Proverbs 8:22-31
VIII. The Dying Cosmos: Qoheleth's Misanthropic Principle
IX. The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Emergence of New Creation in Isaiah
X. The God Allusion: Creation as Consciousness-Raiser
Bibliography
Index

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