Christ And The Created Order (Paperback)

    Christ And The Created Order (Paperback)

    Andew B Torrance & Thomas H McCall
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    This rich cross-disciplinary collection brings together leading experts from a variety of fields to give insight on the significance of recognizing the importance of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the created order.

    According to the Christian faith; Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation not only of the nature of God the Creator and of how God the Creator relates to the created order. He; the incarnate Word and Wisdom of God; the agent in whom the Spirit of God is supremely present among us; is the rationale and the telos of all things - time-space as we experience and explore it; nature and all its enigmas; matter itself. Christology is utterly fundamental to a theology of creation unfolded in Scripture and in early Christian theology.

    The contemporary conversation about science and faith; though; tends to neglect the significance of Jesus Christ; focusing instead on a generic "God of wonder" or "God of natural theology."

    Editors Andrew Torrance and Thomas McCall bring the conversation back to the classical Christian renderings of creation; providence; redemption; and eschatology. Specifically; that the incarnate Jesus Christ is himself the means and the end for which creation itself exists.

    Christ and the Created Order clarifies why Jesus Christ is so important for understanding God's overall relationship to the created order; as well as what it means for science; by gathering insights from biblical scholars; theologians; historians; philosophers; and scientists.

    Contributors to Christ and the Created Order include Marilyn McCord Adams; Richard Bauckham; Deborah Haarsma; Paul Moser; Murray Rae; James K. A. Smith; Norman Wirzba; N. T. Wright; and more.

    Andrew B. Torrance (PhD; University of Otago) is a Research Fellow at St. Mary's College; the School of Divinity of the University of St. Andrews; Scotland and the project leader for Scientists in Congregations Scotland ( He is author of The Freedom to Become a Christian: A Kierkegaardian Account of Human Transformation in Relationship with God (T & T Clark; 2016) and has published a number of articles in related areas.

    Thomas H. McCall (PhD; Calvin Seminary) is professor of biblical and systematic theology and director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield; Illinois. He is the author of Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? Philosophical and Systematic Theologians on the Metaphysics of Trinitarian Theology; Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross; and Why It Matters; An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology and coeditor (with Michael C. Rea) of Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity