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The Triune Creator: A Historical and Systematic Study (Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology) [Paperback]

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Pages   246
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.25" Width: 6.21" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1998
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802845754  
EAN  9780802845757  

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This title covers the content and implications of the Christian Doctrine of Creation, largely in conversation with its history. The opening chapters discuss the origins of the doctrine in the Bible and early theology, bringing out the implications of the main teaching for the modern content. Later chapters engage with the relation beetween the doctrine and the emergence of modern science. The final chapters centre on the related dogmatic themes such as providence and the ethics of creation.

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This book provides a theological history of the Christian doctrine of creation and explores the implications of the doctrine for our modern scientific age. Colin Gunton begins by looking at the origins of the doctrine of creation in the Bible and relating the biblical view to Greek cosmology. He then examines the history of the doctrine, showing how theologians from Irenaeus to Barth have spoken of creation. Gunton argues that early in the development of the doctrine serious mistakes were made that have led to highly problematic outcomes, such as the divorce of theology from science. In the closing chapters Gunton focuses on related themes, such as providence, eschatology, and the ethics of creation.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church.

Colin E. Gunton has an academic affiliation as follows - King's College London.

Colin E. Gunton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Companions to Religion
  2. Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology
  3. T & T Clark Theology
  4. T&T Clark Theology

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Provocative Reflection on Historical Theology  Dec 9, 2005
Gunton begins his study by showing the uniqueness of the Creation Ex Nihilo to the Christian faith. Other mid east legends are dim copies. Despite the universality of evidence, there is a corresponding universality of failure to read it correctly (Calvin). Creation is the outcome of God's unrestrained love.It is Christo-centric. It is through and to Christ. The incarnate one entered into history and creation to redeem it.

Gunton then sets the stage by showing the biblical context out of which the doctrine of Trinitarian Creation was realized. Old Testament. God's creation is rooted historically. It is not eternal. New Testament. God freely willed creation. velation 4:11). Christ is the mediator and sustainer of creation (Heb. 1:2).Christ's miracles over demons is a oretaste of the future liberation of creation (Romans 8).As Christ is the mediator of creation, the Holy Spirit is the animator of it. This ties together in the resurrection of Christ.The freedom of God in the created order. The destiny of the created order is related to the resurrection of Christ.

Next he examines the Greek Worldview, showing it be pessimistic and dualistic, incapable of answering the ultimate questions. Ontology:
Pantheism: Is the universe divine?
If God is not personal creator, we then have an impersonal force governing reality (c.f. John Frame, Apologetics to the Glory of God, p.35-40 for an excellent discussion of personality and deity). To personalise the non-personal is to succumb to crude forms of superstition.Only a theology which distinguishes God from the world ontologically justifies the practices of science.

The Hero of the study is Irenaeus. Trinitarian Mediation: Irenaus of Lyons
Goodness of creation
If God the Son takes upon himself a material body, then nothing material can be intrinsically bad. God creates out of nothing.
There are no degrees of being but only two realities: God and everything else. Although very good, creation, even before the fall, was not yet complete and perfected. It is waiting for an eschatological perfection. Salvation is that which returns creation to its directed purpose. The world is to be understood as a process, but not--as in contemporary process theologians--a linear process.

All in all it was a fascinating study, save a few faults. He tried his darndest to exonerate Darwin, to no avail. Despite all of Gunton's brilliant reasoning--and mind you he is sharp--Darwin, given Gunton's own admissions elsewhere, could not account for human personality and dignity given his premises. Second, is a faulty over-reliance on several flawed studies of Calvin, rendering his discussion of primary-secondary causes problematic. But other than that, a superb study.
History of Creation  Jun 19, 2000
Colin Gunton believes (and rightfully so) that creation cannot truly be understood except in a Trinitarian conception. Understanding God as the Holy Trinity lays the foundation for all other theology and in particular creation.

Gunton weaves together both Historical and Systematic Theology to present a case for understanding the Trinity and Creation. He intertestingly notes that when the doctrine of the Trinity fell into dispute or was just placed upon the shelves of church history to collect dust that the effect was evident upon man.

Only a proper understanding of the Trinity will bring balance between the transcedence and immanence of God. God and his relation to his creation can only be properly understood when God is Trinity

This is an excellent book, but one that will take work to get through. In the end the effort put out will be worth while.


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