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The God of Covenant and Creation: Scientific Naturalism and its Challenge to the Christian Faith, 1st edition

  • Larry S Chapp

Published by T & T Clark International (July 21st 2011) - Copyright © 2011

1st edition

The God of Covenant and Creation: Scientific Naturalism and its Challenge to the Christian Faith

ISBN-13: 9780567033000

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Larry Chapp develops a true "theology of nature" that begins and ends with strictly confessional Christian warrants. He begins by showing how modern naturalism arose out of a theological matrix and how it lost its way specifically as naturalism as soon as it rejected that theological matrix. Indeed, modern naturalism is not so much a-theological as it is a rival theology to that of the Church. All claims of ultimacy, including those of natural science, have inherently theological orientations embedded within them - however unconsciously. Therefore, what confronts us in the modern world is not so much a choice between a non-theological naturalism and a theological naturalism. Rather, what confronts us is a choice between two rival theologies - one agnostic and a-theistic in its implications while the other is revelocentric and Christian.

Table of contents

Introduction/Section I: The Triumph of Mechanism/Prologue to Section I/ Chapter One: The Classical and Medieval/Chapter Two: The Dissolution of the Medieval Synthesis/ Chapter Three: The "Newtonian Settlement": The Divine Mechanic and the World of "Mere Matter"/Chapter Four: Darwin's Revolution: The End of Teleology/ Section II: The God of Covenant And Creation/Chapter Five: The Question of God/Chapter Six: Creaturely Being in a Trinitarian Context/Chapter Seven: The Abolition of Man/Bibliography

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