Item description for Participating in God: Creation and Trinity (Theology and the Sciences) by Samuel M. Powell...
Overview In this exciting work, Samuel Powell offers a new constructive and systematic vision of creation by interpreting it in terms of contemporary science and trinitarian theology.
Publishers Description In this exciting work, Samuel Powell offers a new constructive and systematic vision of creation by interpreting it in terms of contemporary science and trinitarian theology.
Powell's work unfolds in three stages, building on the multiple ways the doctrine of creation actually functions for Christians. He first analyzes its regulative dimension. Even in all the multiplicity of historical Christianity, he shows, the doctrine commits Christians to a particular set of normative beliefs about the world and God's relation to it. Second, Powell builds on the doctrine's hermeneutical potential. It allows Christians both to interpret the meaning of creation in terms of other prevalent philosophical, religious, or scientific ideas and also to interpret the world, as disclosed by scientific theory, in theological terms. In the heart of his book, Powell correlates creaturely characteristics with their participation in God through the trinitarian persons. Finally, in light of his findings, Powell drives home the often ignored ethical dimension of the doctrine, especially in relation to the environment, our consumerist lifestyle, and eschatology.
Powell's bold proposal harvests from two of the most fruitful fields of recent theology -- trinitarian theory and religion-and-science -- and crafts a creative new vision of how we and all creation participate in the life and work of the triune God.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Theology And The Sciences
ISBN 0800636023 ISBN13 9780800636029
Availability 0 units.
More About Samuel M. Powell
Samuel M. Powell is professor of philosophy and religion and dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in religion from Claremont Graduate University. He is an editor, author, and ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. He also serves on the editorial committee of Kingswood Press and as secretary-treasurer of the Wesleyan Theological Society. From 1999 to 2001, he participated in the John Templeton Foundation Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. In 2005, he received the Wesleyan Theological Society's Smith-Wynkoop award for his book, Participating in God: Creation and Trinity. He and his wife, Terrie, live in Santee, California, and have two children and two grandchildren.