Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity
|Author||: Tobias Nicklas|
|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter|
|Total Pages||: 460|
|Rating||: 4/5 (309 Downloads)|
Download or read book Theologies of Creation in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity written by Tobias Nicklas and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2010 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As environmental destruction begins to seriously affect humans, it has become increasingly relevant to reflect on the essential elements of the Jewish and Christian theologies of creation. The essays in this volume explore key aspects of creation theology, which poses the question of the origin of the world and of man. Creation theology is rooted in the concept of man who owes his existence to God and who is placed in a cosmos which God created as "good". At the same time, the essays show that even back in antiquity, the creation discussion held high potential for ideological criticism.