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Creation (Truth and the Christian Imagination) [Hardcover]

By Alister E. McGrath (Author)
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Employing seven classic paintings, Creation invites readers to envision the origin, dependence, and larger purpose of the universe and their own lives. McGrath explores the seven traditional aspects of the doctrine of creation: encountering creation, tending creation, the spirituality of creation, the parables of creation, the Lord of creation, the place of humanity in creation, and the ruin and restoration of humanity. The first of six volumes in the Truth and the Christian Imagination series, Creation will help students and lay people understand the relevance of traditional theological terminology, the continued viability of a broadly Christian approach, and the pertinence of the doctrine of creation to daily life.

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Employing seven classic paintings, Creation invites readers to envision the origin, dependence, and large purpose of the universe and their own lives. McGrath explores the seven traditional aspects of the doctrine of creation: encountering creation, tending creation, the spirituality of creation, the parables of creation, the Lord of creation, the place of humanity in creation, and the ruin and restoration of humanity. The first of six volumes in the Truth and the Christian Imagination series, this book will help students and lay people understand the relevance of traditional theological terminology, the continued viability of a broadly Christian approach, and the pertinence of doctrine in their daily lives.

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Creation (Truth and the Christian Imagination) by Alister E. McGrath has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 12/27/2004


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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Pages   87
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 2, 2005
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series  Truth And Christian Imagination  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  0800637003  
ISBN13  9780800637002  


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More About Alister E. McGrath


Alister E. McGrath ALISTER McGRATH is a fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and a senior member of the Oxford University Faculty of Theology and Religion. He is a consulting editor at Christianity Today and the author of numerous books, including the bestselling In the Beginning and The Journey. He lives in Oxford, England.

Alister E. McGrath currently resides in Oxford. Alister E. McGrath was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford, King's College, London, UK King's College London.

Alister E. McGrath has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 2009 Gifford Lectures
  2. Aedyn Chronicles
  3. Blackwell Manifestos (Paperback)
  4. Heart of Christian Faith
  5. Scientific Theology
  6. Study in the Foundation of Doctrinal Criticism


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More of the same...  Sep 6, 2005
I respectfully disagree with the prior reviewer. McGrath explores the Christian doctrine of Creation without himself engaging in any new and exciting methods of creation. This book, steeped in tradition, does not move beyond traditional thinking. If you are seeking an exploration of traditional thinking about Creation from the Christian perspective, reflected upon through age-old traditional works of art, then you may enjoy this book. McGrath continues to conform (rather than transform) to conservative tradition with terms such as "Old Testament," God as "He," and Eve as the initial instigator of apple-handling. Seeking the cutting edge? Do not be fooled by the slick packaging or the short comment on the back-cover by Archbishop Rowan Williams. (I expect more from Archbishop Williams.)
 
Stunning   Apr 22, 2005
This beautiful book is very different from Alistair McGrath's general writing on theology. His introductory Christian theology book is a standard text used in seminaries around the English-speaking world; his work on Christian spirituality and historical theology is essential reading, in my opinion. In this book, McGrath departs from the typical academic text to look at the topic of creation (generally one of the major topics in systematic theology); he explores the theme of creation in a very creative way.

McGrath looks at creation lyrically, poetically, spiritually, and visually. The first thing that will strike the reader is the incredible colour and images of famous paintings throughout the book. McGrath uses seven key paintings to illustrate, focusing upon small pieces as well as broad strokes of the canvases. McGrath uses the following seven paintings:

`The Ancient of Days' by William Blake
`Adam and Eve in Paradise' by Jan Bruegel
`Landscape with a Rainbow' by Peter Paul Rubens
`The Sower' by Vincent van Gogh
`The Marriage Feast at Cana' by Juan de Flandes
`The Creation of Adam' (a detail of the Sistine Chapel ceiling) by Michelangelo
`Tower of Babel' by Pieter Bruegel

Each of these paintings has made an impact on artists, theologians, and the general public in many different ways. McGrath uses these images to go beyond the simple exposition of theology in rational and academic terms to look at theological ideas imaginatively, for artistic _expression touches the soul in diverse ways. McGrath writes that `we must discover a discipleship of the imagination, in which we allow the great themes of the Christian faith to control, nourish and delight our glorious vision of the God-created world.'

Developing ideas from Blake's painting, McGrath warns against an `excessively rational approach to God as creator' while not discounting the proper use of reason in theological development. McGrath uses Rubens' painting in connection with a poem by George Herbert and St. Patrick's `Deer's Cry' (the Breastplate) to explore spiritual dimensions of creation, showing delight in creation that goes beyond doctrines and dogmas.

McGrath draws references widely to other creative images, including the Hebrew scriptural image of God as a potter at the potter's wheel, and Dorothy Sayers' analogy of God as the author of a book. Some images are grand, and others are down-to-earth; some are exalted and power, whereas others are homespun and inviting.

The production value of the text is superb - the multi-colour process printing brings out the vivid details of the paintings, and catches the subtle shadings in paintings such as Rubens and Flandes (one can even see in the mirror on the wall in Flandes' painting the details of the scene in front of it).

This is a wonderful book, and makes a great gift for one's friends and oneself.

 

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