God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God
Fortress Press, 1993 - 365 pages
The title expresses the book's intention: not to go on distinguishing between God and the world, so as then to surrender the world, as godless, to its scientific 'disenchantment' and its technical exploitation by human beings, but instead to discover God in all the beings he has created and to find his life-giving Spirit in the community of creation that they share. This view¿which has also been called panentheistic (in contrast to pantheistic)¿requires us to bring reverence for the life of every living thing into the adoration of God. And this means expanding the worship and service of God to include service for God's creation.
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4 THE MODERN CRITICISM OF HEAVEN
5 GODS GLORY IN HEAVEN AS IT IS ON EARTH
The Evolution of Creation
2 EVOLUTION OR CREATION? FALSE CONFRONTATIONS GENUINE PROBLEMS
3 EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES IN NATURE
4 CONTINUOUS CREATION
Gods Image in Creation Human Beings
The Crisis of Domination
2 ON THE WAY TO AN ECOLOGICAL THEOLOGY OF NATURE
3 THE ALIENATION AND LIBERATION OF NATURE
Nature as Subject
3 The Home Country in Nature
4 Soul and Body
5 The Naturalization of the Human Being
The Knowledge of Creation
2 NATURAL THEOLOGY
3 THE WORLD AS PROMISE AND ANTICIPATION
4 MESSIANIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD
5 THE EUCHARISTIC COMMUNITY OF CREATION
God the Creator
2 GODS DETERMINATION OF HIMSELF TO BE CREATOR
3 CREATION OUT OF NOTHING
4 THE TRINITARIAN DOCTRINE OF CREATION
5 THE COSMIC SPIRIT
The Time of Creation
2 TIME AS THE ETERNAL PRESENT
3 THE TIME OF CREATION
4 EXPERIENCES OF TIME IN THE HISTORY GOD
5 THE INTERLACED TIMES OF HISTORY
1 The Experience of History against the Horizon of its Future
2 The Historicization of the Present Past
3 The Futurization of the Present Future
4 The Synchronization of Historical Times
5 The Synchronization of Historical Time and Natural Time
The Space of Creation
1 THE ECOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF SPACE
2 THE CONCEPT OF HOMOGENEOUS SPACE
3 THE CREATION OF SPACES AND THE SPACE OF CREATION
4 THE PROBLEM OF ABSOLUTE SPACE
Heaven and Earth
2 THE HEAVEN OF NATURE
3 THE HEAVEN OF JESUS CHRIST
4 AT ONCE GODS IMAGE AND A SINNER
5 SOCIAL LIKENESS TO GOD
Embodiment is the end of all Gods works
1 THE PRIMACY OF THE SOUL
1 Plato and the Death of the Body
2 Descartes and the Mechanistic Body
3 Karl Barth and the Ministering Body of a Ruling Soul
2 SOUL AND BODY
1 Thinking with the Body in the Old Testament
2 The Perichoretic Pattern of Body and Soul
3 Spirit and Gestalt
4 Spirit as Anticipation
5 Spirit as Communication
6 Spirit as the Affirmation of Life
3 LIFE IN HEALTH AND SICKNESS
The Sabbath The Feast of Creation
1 THE COMPLETION OF CREATION
2 THE BLESSING OF CREATION
3 THE SANCTIFICATION OF CREATION
4 THE FEAST OF REDEMPTION
5 JESUS AND THE SABBATH
THE FEAST OF THE BEGINNING
Symbols of the World
1 THE GREAT WORLD MOTHER
2 MOTHER EARTH
3 THE FEAST OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
2 THE WORLD AS DANCE
5 THE GREAT THEATRE OF THE WORLD
6 PLAY AS SYMBOL OF THE WORLD
7 THE WORLD AS WORK AND AS MACHINE
8 SYMBOLS COMPARED IN THE MESSIANIC LIGHT
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Page 345 - Thou makest thine appeal to me: I bring to life, I bring to death; The spirit does but mean the breath: I know no more.
Page 345 - I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope through darkness up to God. I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope. And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And faintly trust the larger hope.
Page 346 - And he, shall he, Man, her last work, who seem'd so fair, Such splendid purpose in his eyes, Who roll'd the psalm to wintry skies, Who built him fanes of fruitless prayer, Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation's final law— Tho...
Page 96 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou takest away- their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 345 - Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams? So careful of the type she seems, So careless of the single life...
Page 289 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives. And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; "To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn...
Page 10 - Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills I was brought forth.
Page 10 - ... when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master workman; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the sons of men (Prv, 8:22—31).
Page 122 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Page 355 - Judaism teaches us to be attached to holiness in time, to be attached to sacred events, to learn how to consecrate sanctuaries that emerge from the magnificent stream of a year.