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Overview IVP Print On Demand Title For the theologians and scientists who are the contributors to this book, creation care is a matter of humansurvival and a supreme test of the reality of Christian faith. Such concern is not the selfish interest of the developed North. Nor is it a minority enthusiasm peculiar to bird watchers and tree huggers. Rather, it begins from God's creation commands and Christ's reconciling work,and what should be a communion of worship between the human and natural worlds, which recognizes that scientific and political solutions alone are inadequate.
Publishers Description A 2003 Templeton Foundation Book of Distinction "God intends . . . our care of the creation to reflect our love for the Creator," writes John Stott in the foreword to this book. For the theologians and scientists who have contributed to this book, the care of creation is both crucial to human survival and a supreme test of the reality of Christian faith. Their concern reflects not just the selfish interest of the developed North. Nor is it merely a minority enthusiasm, peculiar to bird-watchers and tree-huggers. Rather, it stems from God's creation commands, from Christ's reconciling work, and from what should be a communion of worship between the human and natural worlds. There is now a belated and increasingly evident humility abroad, which recognizes that scientific and political solutions alone are inadequate. The Care of Creation starts from the Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation of 1994, which has been endorsed by several hundred church leaders throughout the world. This book is a stimulating and provocative international commentary by leading theologians and environmental practitioners. Contributors include: Richard Bauckham, R. J. Berry, Calvin B. DeWitt, Susan Drake, Timothy Dudley-Smith, Ron Elsdon, John Guillebaud, Peter Harris, John T. Houghton, Alister E. McGrath, I. Howard Marshall, Jurgen Moltmann, Michael S. Northcott, Oliver M. T. O'Donovan, Ghillean T. Prance, Stephen Rand, Ronald J. Sider, Howard J. Van Till, Lynn White, Loren Wilkinson and Richard T. Wright."
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.37" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830815562 ISBN13 9780830815562
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More About R. J. Berry
R. J. Berry was professor of genetics at University College London from1974 to 2000. He is a distinguished ecologist, having served as president of the British Ecological Society and the European Ecological Federation and he is the author of over 200 scientific papers. For many years, Berry has been involved in debates about the relationship of science and the Christian faith. He is a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, an ex-president ofChristians in Science, and a Gifford Lecturer. He has also served on the Ethics Working Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and represented the U.K. government at a G7 conference which led to the drawing up of a Code of Environmental Practice.
R. J. Berry was born in 1934 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University College London Department of Biology, University College Lo.
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