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God of the creation accounts will have a significant impact on our view of the world, our environmental sensitivities, and the urgency of our practices. What if the God of the creation accounts is imaged more as one who, in creating, ...

Author: Terence E. Fretheim

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801038938

Category: Nature

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A leading Old Testament theologian addresses one of the most vexing questions in Christian life and theology: What is God's role in natural disasters?
2010-09 By Terence E. Fretheim

Fretheim, God and World, 7–8; Creation Untamed, 26. Further, because the world is dynamic, it is not risk free. Fretheim, God and World, 108–11. Note that verses often used to support the idea that God micromanages, such as death when ...

Author: E. Janet Warren

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725292031

Category: Religion

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The Covid-19 pandemic provoked many questions. It is human nature to want to know how and why things happen. The sovereign God has created a beautiful, intricate world in which multiple factors interact to cause an event. We are called to properly understand creation, but often fail because we tend to be lazy, fearful, and self-serving. We make judgments based on (often incorrect) assumptions about cause-and-effect relations, and we seek reassuring explanations for both trivial and serious events. Christians have the added complication of figuring out God’s role in making things happen. All Things Wise and Wonderful examines what the Bible and Christian theology say about cause and effect, how science views causation in the world, and how human mind-brains judge causation. Using illustrations from everyday life, it offers guidance for Christians to think and act wisely with respect to how and why things happen in creation.
2021-01-19 By E. Janet Warren

Fretheim, Terence E. Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. Gokey, Francis X. The Terminology for the Devil and Evil Spirits in the Apostolic Fathers.

Author: Daniel W. O'Neill

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725290129

Category: Religion

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In a suffering world reeling from global pandemics and health disparities, it is high time to think theologically about the devastating experience of disease, and to address our God-inspired responsibility to understand its origins and engage in its management. In a fragmented world, we need a unifying and integrated perspective on people in communities embedded in a fractured ecology. In an academic world blind to the spiritual world and imbalanced toward technical solutions, the global church must articulate a contemporary metanarrative that is moral, practical, and deeply transformational. All Creation Groans brings together multiple perspectives for a compelling global-health approach to the pathologies of the world as a part of the missio Dei. The authors paint a unifying perspective on God's healing intentions in creation, redemption, and consummation, and the opposing nature-corrupting effects of the rebellion of created moral agents. It is a fresh call for the global church to engage in aligning with God's healing action for eternally sustainable global health.
2021-05-18 By Daniel W. O'Neill

This has implications regarding what kind of attitude toward creation we should have. That physical creation is deeply valued has environmental implications, which we will explore below. ... Fretheim, Creation Untamed, 13. 30.

Author: Hughson T. Ong

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725248076

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College's previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.
2013-02-08 By Hughson T. Ong

69. Long, What Shall We Say?, 66. 70. Ibid., 68; Hall, God and Human Suffering, 154–55. 71. Fretheim, God and World, 233–47. See also Fretheim, Creation Untamed; Reddish, Science and Christianity, 161–63. 72. Fretheim, Creation Untamed ...

Author: Tim Reddish

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532617645

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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Tim’s wife, Anne, died of breast cancer at the age of forty-nine, having battled against the disease for more than six years. Her suffering had a profound influence on their lives and that of their church, and raised challenging questions: • If “God is in control,” does that mean God is to blame for suffering? • Why did God not heal Anne? • Is Anne’s death what God wanted to happen? • Does prayer make any difference? • What is God doing about evil? People’s experience of suffering causes them to examine the kind of God they believe in, the nature of the universe God made, and God’s activity in the world. This book explores all three aspects and responds constructively to the complex issues that the above questions pose—and provides powerful reasons for confidence in the firm Christian hope.
2018-03-16 By Tim Reddish

For discussion, see Fretheim, Creation Untamed, 9–17, 83. 37. See discussion of the significance of this for reading creation narratives in Walton, Lost World of Genesis One. 38. Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought, 179–84. 39.

Author: John H. Walton

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310530046

Category: Religion

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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
2015-11-03 By John H. Walton

8Terence Fretheim, Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2010), 13-15. 9Kat Eschner, “Those Little Birds on the Backs of Rhinos Actually Drink Blood,” Smithsonian Magazine, ...

Author: Liuan Huska

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830848089

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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What is healing when our bodies suffer chronic illness? As Liuan Huska went through years of chronic pain, she questioned how the Christian story speaks to our experiences of pain and illness. Countering a gnosticism that pits body against spirit, Huska helps us redefine what it means to find healing and wholeness, even in the midst of ongoing pain.
2020-12-08 By Liuan Huska

Fretheim wishes to make a distinction between a “good creation” and a “perfect creation” in order to suggest that natural disasters, those often denominated as naturally evil, may in fact be part of God's ... See Creation Untamed, ch.

Author: Daniel Castelo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606086988

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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The question of God's relationship to evil is a long-running one in the history of Christianity, and the term often deployed for this task has been theodicy. The way theodicy has historically been pursued, however, has been problematic on a number of counts. Most significantly, these efforts have generally been insufficiently theological. This work hopes to subvert and reconfigure the theodical task in a way that can be accessible to nonspecialists. Overall, the book hopes to cast the "god" of theodicy as the triune God of Christian confession, a move that shapes and alters distinctly all that follows in what has traditionally been considered a philosophical matter.
2012-06-01 By Daniel Castelo

However, since we have a creation in which evil is an undeniable reality, God must have freely chosen without any constraint to limit the power of the Godself, not only to create, but to bring into ... Fretheim, Creation Untamed, 27.

Author: James H. Olthuis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666737929

Category: Religion

Page: 294

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In the twenty-first century, amid globalized violence, rising demagogues, and the climate emergency, contemporary philosophers and theologians have begun to debate a fundamental question: Is our reality the result of the overflowing, ever-present creativity of Love, or the symptom of a traumatic rupture at the heart of all things? Drawing on decades of research in postmodern philosophy and experience as a psychotherapist, James H. Olthuis wades into this discussion to propose a radical ontology of Love without metaphysics. In dialogue with philosophers like John D. Caputo, Slavoj Žižek, Luce Irigaray, and others, Olthuis explores issues from divine sovereignty and the problem of evil to trauma and social ethics. Experience in therapeutic work informs these investigations, rooting them in journeys with individuals on the path to healing. Olthuis makes the bold claim that while trauma, pain, and suffering are significant parts of our human lives, nevertheless Love is with us to the very end. Creation is a gift that comes with a call to make something of it ourselves, a risky task we must take on with the promise that Love will win. We are all dancing in the wild spaces of Love: ex amore, cum amore, ad amorem.
2022-06-08 By James H. Olthuis

Yet these events also have the capacity to bring suffering to humans and animals. While untamed chaos has a God-ordained place within creation, God nevertheless declares this as “good.” CREATIO EX NIHILO AND CREATIO EX MATERIA ...

Author: Tim Reddish

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498296045

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Too often conversations on Science and Christianity skate over much deeper assumptions--or perceptions--on the nature and interpretation of Scripture, and the nature of science and of God. Instead, the rhetoric goes quickly towards contentious issues, like evolution, global warming, or genetic engineering, without establishing a framework of mutual understanding. Consequently, "conversations" can take place between people who completely misunderstand each other because those foundations have not been clearly articulated. In this introductory book you are invited on a journey of discovery, one that makes us self-aware of our starting assumptions. It is only from a framework of critical engagement with both science and the Bible that contemporary issues and the needs of the church and society can be addressed. While the Creator is one who brings order, this book also reminds us that untamed chaos also has a God-ordained place within creation. The author explores the element of chance that seems to be at the heart of nature and shows how this can be incorporated constructively within Christian thinking. Nature is not mere mechanism and is more "open" than we might first think. This means that miracles are scientifically plausible and prayer can really change things. . . .
2016-08-15 By Tim Reddish