Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God by Donna BowmanCosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God by Donna Bowman

Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

EditorDonna Bowman, Clayton Crockett

Paperback | December 2, 2011

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This book brings together process and postmodern theologians to reflect on the crucial topic of energy, asking: What are some of the connections between energy and theology? How do ideas about humanity and divinity interrelate with how we live our lives?Its contributors address energy in at least three distinct ways. First, in terms of physics, the discovery of dark energy in 1998 uncovered a mysterious force that seems to be driving the expansion of the universe. Here cosmology converges with theological reflection about the nature and origin of the universe.Second, the social and ecological contexts of energy use and the current energy crisis have theological implications insofar as they are caught up with ultimate human meanings and values. Finally, in more traditional theological terms of divine spiritual energy, we can ask how human conceptions of energy relate to divine energy in terms of creative power.
Donna Bowman is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas. She is the author of The Divine Decision: A Process Doctrine of Election (Westminster John Knox, 2002), and co-editor (with Jay McDaniel) of Handbook of Process Theology (Chalice, 2006). Clayton Crockett is Associate Prof...
Title:Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.03 inPublished:December 2, 2011Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823238962

ISBN - 13:9780823238965


Editorial Reviews

"This bold set of essays finally puts theology into the twenty-first centuryprecisely because it confronts the core truth of our very existence-thatenergy is the omnipresent force shot through all things. But it is not somesloppy, vague thesis full of smoke and mirrors; it carefully unpacks thedivinity of the cosmos in intellectually entertaining terms. This book willshock you-because it risks seriously thinking through the relationshipbetween energy and the divine."