Creation Care : A Biblical Theology of the Natural World (Video Lectures) (Biblical Theology For Life Series)
: From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals a God whose creative power and loving care embrace all that exists, from earth and sky and sea to every creeping, crawling, swimming, and flying creature. Yet the significance of the Bible's...
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From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals a God whose creative power and loving care embrace all that exists, from earth and sky and sea to every creeping, crawling, swimming, and flying creature. Yet the significance of the Bible's extensive teaching about the natural world is easily overlooked by Christians accustomed to focusing only on what the Bible says about God's interaction with human beings.
In Creation Care Video Lectures father and son team Douglas and Jonathan Moo invite viewers to open their Bibles afresh to explore the place of the natural world within God's purposes and to celebrate God's love as displayed in creation and new creation. Following the contours of the biblical storyline, they uncover answers to questions such as:
What is the purpose of the non-human creation? Can a world with things like predators, parasites, and natural disasters still be the "good" world described in Genesis 1? What difference does the narrative of the "Fall" make for humankind's responsibility to rule over other creatures? Does Israel's experience on the land have anything to teach Christians about their relationship with the earth? What difference does Jesus make for our understanding of the natural world? How does our call to care for creation fit within the hope for a new heaven and a new earth? What is unique about Christian creation care compared with other approaches to "environmental" issues? How does creation care fit within the charge to proclaim the gospel and care for the poor?
In addition to providing a comprehensive biblical theology of creation care, they probe behind the headlines and politicized rhetoric about an "environmental crisis" and climate change to provide a careful and judicious analysis of the most up-to-date scientific data about the state of our world. They conclude by setting forth a bold framework and practical suggestions for an effective and faithful Christian response to the scriptural teaching about the created world.
Douglas J. Moo (Ph.D., St Andrews University, Scotland) is Blanchard professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, he was formerly director of the Ph.D. in Theological Studies program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the co-author of An Introduction to the New Testament and the author of commentaries on James (Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series and Pillar New Testament Commentary), Romans (three volumes New International Commentary Series, New International Version Application Commentary and Encountering Biblical Studies series), 2 Peter, Jude (New International Version Application Commentary), Colossians, Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary), his most recent commentraies are Hebrews (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary) and Galatians (Baker Exegetical Commentary).
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- :1. What Do Christians Have To Do With Creation?2. How Do We Think Biblically And Theologically About Creation?3. A Beautiful World4. Members, Rulers, And Keepers Of Creation5. Humanity And The Earth, Israel And The Land6. A Creation Subjected To Frustration7. Jesus And Creation8. “what Counts Is The New Creation”9. “i Am Making Everything New!”10. The Gospel And Creation Care11. Humans And Creation: Understanding Our Place12. Wisdom And Creation Care13. Creation In Crisis?14. Caring For Creation And Worshipping The Creator