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Partaking of God : trinity, evolution, and ecology

Author: Denis Edwards
Publisher: Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Edwards
ISBN: 9780814682524 0814682529
OCLC Number: 866799981
Notes: "A Michael Glazier book."
Includes index.
Description: v, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A personal beginning --
Athanasius of Alexandria as resource --
Trinity in act: creating --
Trinity in act: deifying --
Deep incarnation: the meaning of incarnation for the rest of the natural world --
Darwin's "tangled bank" --
The Attractor and the Energy of Love: Trinity in evolutionary context --
The costs of evolution and the divine passion of love --
A humble God and the proper autonomy of evolutionary processes --
Neuroscience and the creation of the human soul --
Evolution, cooperation, and the theology of original sin --
Ecological conversion --
Christian ecological conversion --
The community of creation.
Responsibility: Denis Edwards.

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"Written in clear, careful prose, this book makes an important contribution to the growing field of theology of nature. Bringing the wisdom of the early church theologian Athanasius into dialogue Read more...

 
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