Religion and Creation

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Clarendon Press, Jun 20, 1996 - Religion - 360 pages
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This book is the second part of a major project of comparative theology begun with Religion and Revelation (Clarendon Press, 1994), which looks at major concepts of faith in all four of the main scriptural religions of the world. In Religion and Creation, the author explores the idea of a creator God in the work of twentieth century writers from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. He develops a positive concept of God which stresses God's dynamic and responsive relation to the temporal structure of the universe, and the importance of that structure to the self-expression of the divine being. Professor Ward goes on to present a Trinitarian doctrine of creation, drawing inspiration from a wider set of theistic traditions and recent discussions in physics in the realm of cosmology.
 

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Contents

The Hebrew Bible
3
The New Testament
37
The Koran
59
The Upanishads
77
The Objective Reality of God
109
Metaphor and Analogy
129
Divine Power and Creativity
159
Divine Wisdom and the Intelligibility of the Universe
192
Divine Love and the Goodness of Created Being
215
Divine Awareness and Bliss
242
God and Time
256
Creation and Modern Cosmology
287
Creation and the Trinity
316
Author Index
347
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Page 9 - For, behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
Page 9 - Was it not thou that didst cut Ra'hab in pieces, that didst pierce the dragon? > Was it not thou that didst dry up the sea, the waters of the great deep; that didst make the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?
Page 11 - But the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it'

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