Creation: From Nothing Until Now

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Religion - 115 pages
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Where do we come from? Where are we going? These are fundamental questions, which the human race has asked itself for centuries.
Presenting a brief and accessible overview of contemporary scientific thought, Creation is an imaginative and poetic exploration of the origins of the universe. WIllem Drees assesses the religious and philosophical impact of scientific theories of evolution and the natural world, and examines the changing relationship between us and our planet.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A creation story
5
When time was not yet
9
Mystery
14
Integrity
20
Dependence
26
Purpose
29
Luck
33
The nature of theology
54
Critical thought
62
The nature of knowledge
65
Our knowledge of nature
69
Responsibility
77
Playing and imagining God
84
Notes and literature
97
Index
113

Humanity
41
Religion
50

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Willem B. Drees is a physicist, theologian and philosopher. Executive Director of ALLEA, the Association of ALL European Academies, he is Nicolette Bruining Professor of Philosophy of Nature and Technology at Twente University in the Netherlands.

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