God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press, 1985 - Religion - 365 pages
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The title expresses the book's intention: not to go on distinguishing between God and the world, so as then to surrender the world, as godless, to its scientific 'disenchantment' and its technical exploitation by human beings, but instead to discover God in all the beings he has created and to find his life-giving Spirit in the community of creation that they share. This view¿which has also been called panentheistic (in contrast to pantheistic)¿requires us to bring reverence for the life of every living thing into the adoration of God. And this means expanding the worship and service of God to include service for God's creation.
  

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User Review  - Wesley Ellis - Goodreads

An absolutely amazing book! It gets better and better as you go along. It has to be considered one of the best theological works on creation and anthropology in history. This is right up there with Crucified God and Theology of Hope! Read full review

Contents

God in Creation
1
1 Knowledge of Nature as Gods Creation is Participating Knowledge
2
2 Creation for Glory
4
3 The Sabbath of Creation
5
4 The Messianic Preparation of Creation to be the Kingdom
7
5 Creation in the Spirit
9
6 Gods Immanence in the World
13
7 The Principle of Mutual Interpenetration
16
4 THE MODERN CRITICISM OF HEAVEN
175
5 GODS GLORY IN HEAVEN AS IT IS ON EARTH
181
The Evolution of Creation
185
2 EVOLUTION OR CREATION? FALSE CONFRONTATIONS GENUINE PROBLEMS
190
3 EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES IN NATURE
197
4 CONTINUOUS CREATION
206
Gods Image in Creation Human Beings
215
IMAGO DEI
216

8 The Cosmic Spirit and Human Consciousness
17
In the Ecological Crisis
20
The Crisis of Domination
23
2 ON THE WAY TO AN ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY OF NATURE
33
3 THE ALIENATION AND LIBERATION OF NATURE
40
Nature as Subject
42
3 The Home Country in Nature
46
4 Soul and Body
47
5 The Naturalization of the Human Being
49
The Knowledge of Creation
53
2 NATURAL THEOLOGY
57
3 THE WORLD AS PROMISE AND ANTICIPATION
60
4 MESSIANIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD
65
5 THE EUCHARISTIC COMMUNITY OF CREATION
69
God the Creator
72
2 GODS DETERMINATION OF HIMSELF TO BE CREATOR
79
3 CREATION OUT OF NOTHING
86
4 THE TRINITARIAN DOCTRINE OF CREATION
94
5 THE COSMIC SPIRIT
98
The Time of Creation
104
2 TIME AS THE ETERNAL PRESENT
109
3 THE TIME OF CREATION
112
4 EXPERIENCES OF TIME IN THE HISTORY GOD
118
5 THE INTERLACED TIMES OF HISTORY
124
1 The Experience of History against the Horizon of its Future
126
2 The Historicization of the Present Past
130
3 The Futurization of the Present Future
132
4 The Synchronization of Historical Times
135
5 The Synchronization of Historical Time and Natural Time
137
The Space of Creation
140
1 THE ECOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF SPACE
142
2 THE CONCEPT OF HOMOGENEOUS SPACE
145
3 THE CREATION OF SPACES AND THE SPACE OF CREATION
147
4 THE PROBLEM OF ABSOLUTE SPACE
152
Heaven and Earth
158
2 THE HEAVEN OF NATURE
164
3 THE HEAVEN OF JESUS CHRIST
169
IMAGO CHRISTI
225
GLORIA DEI
228
4 AT ONCE GODS IMAGE AND A SINNER
229
5 SOCIAL LIKENESS TO GOD
234
Embodiment is the end of all Gods works
244
1 THE PRIMACY OF THE SOUL
247
1 Plato and the Death of the Body
248
2 Descartes and the Mechanistic Body
250
3 Karl Barth and the Ministering Body of a Ruling Soul
252
2 SOUL AND BODY
255
1 Thinking with the Body in the Old Testament
256
2 The Perichoretic Pattern of Body and Soul
258
3 Spirit and Gestalt
262
4 Spirit as Anticipation
264
5 Spirit as Communication
266
6 Spirit as the Affirmation of Life
268
3 LIFE IN HEALTH AND SICKNESS
270
The Sabbath The Feast of Creation
276
1 THE COMPLETION OF CREATION
278
2 THE BLESSING OF CREATION
281
3 THE SANCTIFICATION OF CREATION
283
4 THE FEAST OF REDEMPTION
287
5 JESUS AND THE SABBATH
290
THE FEAST OF THE BEGINNING
292
Symbols of the World
297
1 THE GREAT WORLD MOTHER
298
2 MOTHER EARTH
301
3 THE FEAST OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
303
2 THE WORLD AS DANCE
304
5 THE GREAT THEATRE OF THE WORLD
308
6 PLAY AS SYMBOL OF THE WORLD
310
7 THE WORLD AS WORK AND AS MACHINE
312
8 SYMBOLS COMPARED IN THE MESSIANIC LIGHT
316
NOTES
321
INDEX OF NAMES
361
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