Partaking of God

Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology


Author: Denis Edwards

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814682774

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 6607

The natural world around us is in crisis. We know it has a dynamic, evolutionary character. How might we understand this world in relationship to God? Partaking of God builds on the foundations of the dynamic trinitarian theology of Athanasius. It develops into a theology of the Word as the divine Attractor and the Spirit as the Energy of Love in evolutionary emergence. Then it explores God’s suffering with creatures, the humility of God in creation, church teaching on the human soul in relation to neuroscience, and grace and original sin in relationship to evolution. It culminates in a Christian theology of ecological conversion.

Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines

On Care for Our Common Home


Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567672743

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 2573

The threat of ecological collapse is increasingly becoming a reality for the world's populations, both human and nonhuman; addressing this global challenge requires enormous cultural creativity and demands a diversity of perspectives, especially from the humanities. Theology and Ecology Across the Disciplines draws from a variety of academic disciplines and positions in order to explore the role and nature of environmental responsibility, especially where such themes intersect with religious or theological viewpoints. Covering disciplines such as history, philosophy, literature, politics, peace studies, economics, women's studies, and the ecological sciences as well as systematic and moral theology, the contributors emphasize how these positions have begun to develop distinct perspectives on urgent ecological issues, as well as pointing toward specific practices at the local and international level. This volume provides a multidisciplinary point of departure for urgent conversations on environmental responsibility that resist simplistic solutions. Rather, the contributors highlight the complex nature of modern ecology, and suggest creative ways forward in the situation of an apparently intractable global problem.

Integral Ecology and the Fullness of Life

Theological and Philosophical Perspectives


Author: Anthony J. Kelly

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587687410

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4052

Explores the horizon in which a new sense of conscious connections with the biosphere of this earth, the encompassing cosmic reality, and the singularity of Christian revelation might come to expression.

God is Green

An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion


Author: Robert E. Shore-Goss

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498299199

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 2547

At this time of climate crisis, here is a practical Christian ecospirituality. It emerges from the pastoral and theological experience of Reverend Robert Shore-Goss, who worked with his congregation by making the earth a member of the church, by greening worship, and by helping the church building and operations attain a carbon neutral footprint. Shore-Goss explores an ecospirituality grounded in incarnational compassion. Practicing incarnational compassion means following the lived praxis of Jesus and the commission of the risen Christ as Gardener. Jesus becomes the "green face of God." Restrictive Christian spiritualities that exclude the earth as an original blessing of God must expand. This expansion leads to the realization that the incarnation of Christ has deep roots in the earth and the fleshly or biological tissue of life. This book aims to foster ecological conversation in churches and outlines the following practices for congregations: meditating on nature, inviting sermons on green topics, covenanting with the earth, and retrieving the natural elements of the sacraments. These practices help us recover ourselves as fleshly members of the earth and the network of life. If we fall in love with God's creation, says Shore-Goss, we will fight against climate change.


Nexus of the Mysteries of Christian Faith


Author: Anne Hunt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 7369

" explore with the author the interconnectedness of belief in the triune God to Christian doctrine and practice. ...." [from back cover]

Creation's diversity

voices from theology and science


Author: Willem B. Drees,Taede A. Smedes,Hubert Meisinger

Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd

ISBN: 9780567033291

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 5092

This collection of substantial essays explores the question of how to relate environmental engagement in the context of religious convictions. In the first part of the book, 'A Diversity of Visions of Creation', six essays address various views of creation. Contributions range from examination of the relationship between science and ecological theology to directly tackling how we can re-imagine the human-environment relationship via religio-scientific metaphor and myth. In the second part of the book, 'Sustaining Creation's Diversity', the concept of sustainability is analyzed critically, given the dynamic character of natural reality as unveiled by the sciences. This is followed by reflections on ethical and theological considerations regarding the idea that we ought to sustain diversity.

Theological Studies


Author: William James McGarry,John Courtney Murray

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theology

Page: N.A

View: 1012

Participating in God

Creation and Trinity


Author: Samuel M. Powell

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 404

In this exciting work, Samuel Powell offers a new constructive and systematic vision of creation by interpreting it in terms of contemporary science and trinitarian theology. Powell's work unfolds in three stages, building on the multiple ways the doctrine of creation actually functions for Christians. He first analyzes its regulative dimension. Even in all the multiplicity of historical Christianity, he shows, the doctrine commits Christians to a particular set of normative beliefs about the world and God's relation to it. Second, Powell builds on the doctrine's hermeneutical potential. It allows Christians both to interpret the meaning of creation in terms of other prevalent philosophical, religious, or scientific ideas and also to interpret the world, as disclosed by scientific theory, in theological terms. In the heart of his book, Powell correlates creaturely characteristics with their participation in God through the trinitarian persons. Finally, in light of his findings, Powell drives home the often ignored ethical dimension of the doctrine, especially in relation to the environment, our consumerist lifestyle, and eschatology. Powell's bold proposal harvests from two of the most fruitful fields of recent theology – trinitarian theory and religion-and-science – and crafts a creative new vision of how we and all creation participate in the life and work of the triune God.

A New Handbook of Christian Theologians


Author: Donald W. Musser,Joseph L. Price

Publisher: Abingdon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 523

View: 2458

In recent years, the flow of Christian theology has been channeled in diverse streams represented by such trends and movements as black theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, and womanist theology. To survey this abundance and diversity of current Christian theology, this book examines the theologies of representative theologians. Particularly to help students navigate the sea of information, the editors have identified various routes for reading, and have traced several threads or issues common to many of the essays, thus demarcating such recurrent concerns as the ways in which the theologians consider the sources and goals for theology, their variant assumptions and conclusions about the nature of God, their divergent approaches to understanding the person and purpose of the Christ, and their distinct expectations for the destiny of history and faith.

Das Bild der Stadt


Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 4592

Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Ein geistlicher Leiter


Author: Zac Poonen

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847692518

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 1530

Als Leiter von Gottes Volk haben wir eine große Verantwortung, der nächsten Generation zu zeigen, was Christusähnlichkeit wirklich bedeutet. Menschen, die uns beobachten – wie wir leben, predigen und dienen – sollten in der Lage sein, in uns zu sehen, was es bedeutet, ein wahrer Diener des Herrn im Stil der Apostel und Propheten von einst zu sein, und nicht im Stil solcher Evangelisten, die sich wie die Filmstars im 20./21. Jahrhundert benehmen. Ob wir es erkennen oder nicht, wir lassen überall, wo wir hingehen, ein Bild zurück – ein Bild, das im Verstand der Menschen haften bleiben wird, lange nachdem wir weggegangen sind und lange nachdem sie die Botschaften, die wir ihnen verkündeten, vergessen haben. Ein geistlicher Leiter wird für andere ein solches Vorbild sein, dass er in der Lage sein wird, anderen zu sagen, „Folgt mir nach, so wie ich Christus nachfolge“. Wenn du ein solcher Leiter sein möchtest, dann lies dieses Buch ...

Die neue Schöpfung

John Wesleys Theologie heute


Author: Theodore Runyon

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525567159

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 9126

Century Path

A Magazine Devoted to the Brotherhood of Humanity, the Promulgation of Theosophy and the Study of Ancient and Modern Ethics, Philosophy, Science, and Art


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 2533

Ist die Kirche noch zu retten?


Author: Hans Küng

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 349295166X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1986

Sein Leben lang hat Hans Küng der katholischen Kirche gedient (allerdings nicht immer zur Freude der Päpste): als weltweit geachteter Theologe, als Priester und vielgelesener Autor. Jetzt erweist er ihr wieder einen Dienst, indem er klar ausspricht, woran die Kirche krankt. Deren Krise geht weit über die Missbrauchsfälle und deren Vertuschung hinaus: Es handelt sich um eine grundlegende Systemkrise. Eine Kirche, die weiterhin an ihrem Machtund Wahrheitsmonopol, an ihrer Sexual- und Frauenfeindlichkeit festhält, sich Reformen und der aufgeklärten modernen Welt verweigert, wird nicht überleben – das ist Hans Küngs Fazit. Deshalb legt er eine Agenda für ein »Zukunftsgespräch« vor.

Der Islam

eine Einführung


Author: Christine Schirrmacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783501052532


Page: 119

View: 1300

Warum Gott?

Vernünftiger Glaube oder Irrlicht der Menschheit?


Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570370

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 4733

Warum Gott? Ist es heute noch vernünftig zu glauben? Ist der Glaube nicht irrelevant, ohne Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zeit? Hat die Wissenschaft nicht den Glauben an Gott längst widerlegt? Mächtige Fragen an den Allmächtigen! Tim Keller findet Antworten, die nicht nur den Zweifler nachdenklich werden lassen. Und er nennt gute Gründe für den Glauben.