Knowing Creation (Paperback)

    Knowing Creation (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 pressing issue of understanding creation from a Christian-theological perspective in relationship to modern science.

    Knowing Creation is an essential resource for helping scholars from a range of fields appreciate one another's concerns and perspectives; offering an important step forward in establishing a mutually-enriching dialogue that addresses; amongst others; the following key questions:
    •Who is the God who creates?
    •Why does God create?
    •What is "creation"?
    •Is it feasible for a natural scientist to maintain a belief in God's continuing creative activity?
    •How can biblical studies; theology; philosophy; history; and science talk better together about these questions?
    At a time when the doctrine of creation has been disparaged due to its supposed associations with anti-scientific dogma; it is more important than ever to offer a cross-disciplinary resource that can voice a positive account of a Christian theology of creation; and do so as a genuinely broad-ranging conversation about science and faith.

    Editors Andrew Torrance and Thomas McCall seek to set forth a convincing case for the positive relationship between a theology of creation and that of contemporary science. Contributors to Knowing Creation include Marilyn McCord Adams; Denis Alexander; Susan Eastman; C. Stephen Evans; Peter van Inwagen; Christoph Schwöbel; John H. Walton; Francis Watson; 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