• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Paperback)
  • Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Paperback)
zoom

Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed - Guides for the Perplexed (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 29/06/2017
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
This addition to our popular Guides for the Perplexed series tackles a subject that is enjoying renewed debate: Christianity, along with Judaism and Islam, claims that the universe is not a brute fact. It is 'created'. But what do we mean by 'creation'? Do we mean that the universe is 'designed'? Is it the product of an evolutionary process? How are creatures related to God, and does God act within creation? Simon Oliver begins with the background to the Christian theology of creation in Greek philosophy and the Old Testament. This provides a route into understanding the claim that we are part of a created order that is also the theatre of God's providential action. He examines different understandings of creation, including creation out of nothing and the analogy of being, with close reference to the work of patristic and medieval theologians such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. This leads to an historical overview of the relationship between theological, philosophical and scientific approaches to creation in the modern period. Some of the ethical issues concerning humanity's place within, and treatment of, creation and our environment are also examined. A distinctive yet traditional theology of creation is proposed focused on the concepts of gift and participation as ways of understanding more fully the meaning and implications of the claim that the universe is created.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567656087
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This year I learned a lot from Simon Oliver's Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed, which begins with Genesis and ends with the contemporary environmental crisis - but its heart is an account of Thomas Aquinas's profound theological vision that is almost dazzling in its lucidity. * Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year *
This is a very fine book. I suspect it is one that will continue to be read for a good many years. * Church of England Newspaper *

You may also be interested in...

Reclaiming Prophetic Witness
Added to basket
The Perfect Heresy
Added to basket
The Rage Against God
Added to basket
Mind and Cosmos
Added to basket
£20.49
Hardback
Reason, Faith, and Revolution
Added to basket
The Moors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary
Added to basket
A Vanished World
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Morality and War
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
World Turned Upside Down
Added to basket
The First Crusade
Added to basket
The Experience of God
Added to basket
Taliban
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Friar of Carcassonne
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.