Theologies Of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo And Its New Rivals by Thomas Jay OordTheologies Of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo And Its New Rivals by Thomas Jay Oord

Theologies Of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo And Its New Rivals

EditorThomas Jay Oord

Paperback | February 10, 2014

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Humans have long wondered about the origin of the universe. And such questions are especially alive today as physicists offer metaphysical theories to account for the emergence of creation. Theists have attributed the universe's origin to divine activity, and many have said God created something from absolute nothingness. The venerable doctrine ofcreatio ex nihiloespecially emphasizes God's initial creating activity. Some contributors to this book explore new reasonscreatio ex nihiloshould continue to be embraced today. But other contributors question the viability of creation from nothing and offer alternative initial creation options in its place. These new alternatives explore a variety of options in light of recent scientific work, new biblical scholarship, and both new and old theological traditions.

Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D., is author or editor of more than twenty books. He serves on the executive council of a number of academic societies in theology and philosophy.
Title:Theologies Of Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo And Its New RivalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 10, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415712157

ISBN - 13:9780415712156


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors


Introduction 'Thomas Jay Oord

  1. Myth and Modern Physics: On the Power of Nothing -Mary-Jane Rubenstein

  2. Creationex Nihiloand Intensifying the Vulnerability of God -Philip Clayton

  3. 'Nothingsomething' on My Mind:Creatio ex Nihiloorex Profundis? -Catherine Keller

  4. The Fecundity of Nothing: A Proposal ofCreatio ex Potentiain Conversation with Quantum Cosmologies -Marit Trelstad

  5. Creation Out of Nothing Remodeled -Eric M. Vail

  6. Creatio A Materia Ex Christi - Stephen H. Webb
  7. Creatio Ex Deo: Incarnation, Spirituality, Creation -Michael Zbaraschuk

  8. Creatio ex Nihilo: It's Not about Nothing -Richard Rice

  9. Creatio ex Amore! -Michael Lodahl

  10. God Always Creates Out of Creation in Love:Creatio ex Creatione a Natura Amoris-Thomas Jay Oord