The faithful creator : affirming creation and providence in an age of anxiety / Ron Highfield. [print]Material type: TextPublication details: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [(c)2015.Description: 392 pages ; 23 cmContent type:
- BT695.F358 2015
- BT695.H638.F358 2015
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Part one. Creation. "Let there be light" : creation in the Old Testament ; "In the beginning was the Word" : creation in the New Testament ; "Creator of heaven and earth" ; How God creates the world (part one) : probing a mystery or solving a problem? ; How God creates the world (part two) : assessing the quest Jesus Christ as creator Creation from nothing : creation as an act of sovereign generosity Divine creation and modern science Creation and time Part two. Divine providence. Biblical theology of divine providence All things work together Models of perfect providence : foreknowledge Models of perfect providence : omnipotence models The open theist model of providence Creation, providence and freedom Part three. The challenge of evil. Creation, providence and evil The philosophical problems of evil The rhetorical argument from evil ; "Do not be afraid."
As Paul says in Romans, creation groans for redemption. But can we trust God to make all things new? The doctrines of creation and providence address the question of human anxiety in the face of suffering and evil. In a world that often seems to be spinning out of control, Christian faith confesses a "faithful Creator" (1 Peter 4:19) who promises a glorious future for all creation. In The Faithful Creator, seasoned professor and author Ron Highfield presents an overview of creation, providence and the problem of evil. He explores a wide range of issues, including the biblical accounts of creation, the dialogue between theology and science, models of providence, philosophical problems of evil and the proposals of open theism and process theism. Both accessible and scholarly, The Faithful Creator is an ideal text for classroom use.
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