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Creator God, Evolving World - by Cynthia Crysdale & Neil Ormerod (Paperback)

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  • Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod here present a robust theology of God in light of supposed tensions between Christian belief and evolutionary science.
  • Author(s): Cynthia Crysdale & Neil Ormerod
  • 184 Pages
  • Religion + Beliefs, Christian Theology

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About the Book



Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod here present a robust theology of God in light of supposed tensions between Christian belief and evolutionary science. Those who pit faith in an almighty and unchanging God over against a world in which chance is operative have it wrong on several accounts, they insist. Creator God, Evolving World clarifies a number of confused assumptions in an effort to redeem chance as an intelligible force interacting with stable patterns in nature.

A proper conception of probabilities and regularities in the worlds unfolding reveals neither random chaos nor a predetermined blueprint but a view of the universe as the fruit of both chance and necessity. By clarifying terms often used imprecisely in both scientific and theological discourse, the authors make the case that the role of chance in evolution neither mitigates Gods radical otherness from creation nor challenges the efficacy of Gods providence in the world.



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Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod here present a robust theology of God in light of supposed tensions between Christian belief and evolutionary science. A truly intelligent and accessible defense of the compatibility of classical theism with the evolutionary worldview, this volume is an important and provocative contribution to the debate. Creator God, Evolving World clarifies a number of confused assumptions in an effort to redeem chance as an intelligible force interacting with stable patterns in nature.

By clarifying terms often used imprecisely in both scientific and theological discourse, the authors make the case that the role of chance in evolution neither mitigates God's radical otherness from creation nor challenges the efficacy of God's providence in the world. Finally, this view of God and the evolving world yields implications for our understanding of human action. Moral agency, even God's work of redemption, unfolds according to an ethic of risk rather than by the quick fix of determinative control.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christian Theology
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Theme: Systematic
Format: Paperback
Author: Cynthia Crysdale & Neil Ormerod
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2013
TCIN: 77965143
UPC: 9780800698775
Item Number (DPCI): 247-69-9153
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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