The Groaning of Creation
God, Evolution, and the Problem of Evil
By (author) Christopher Southgate
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Groaning of Creation by Christopher Southgate
Book DescriptionPain, suffering, and extinction are intrinsic to the evolutionary process. In this book Christopher Southgate shows how the world that is "very good" is also "groaning in travail" and subjected by God to that travail. Southgate then evaluates several attempts at evolutionary theodicy and argues for his own approach--an approach that takes full account of God's self-emptying and human beings' special responsibilities as created co-creators.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664230906
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Southgate
God, Humanity and the Cosmos, Hardback (October 2011)
Covers overarching issues in the history of the science-religion interaction, the theology of creation and the philosophy of science. This title looks at the three most prominent areas of interaction - physics, evolutionary biology, and psychology.
Greening Paul, Paperback (October 2010)
Attempts to read the Pauline literature from an ecological perspective. This title traverses between extremes claiming to present Paul's narrative world and simply subjugating the Bible to a contemporary set of ethical values.
Ecological Hermeneutics, Hardback (June 2010)» View all books by Christopher Southgate
Reflects on the kinds of appeal to the Bible that have been made in environmental ethics and ecotheoloogy. This title engages with biblical texts with a view towards exploring their contribution to an ecological ethics, and explores the kind of hermeneutic necessary for such engagement to be fruitful for contemporary theology and ethics.
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Author Biography - Christopher Southgate
Christopher Southgate is Honorary University Fellow in Theology at the University of Exeter in England and Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union and Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, California. Originally trained as a biochemist at the University of Cambridge, he is the general editor and principal author of God, Humanity and the Cosmos.
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