Gift of Being
- Publisher 136 Pages
- Publisher "As an avenue for further study of creation theology via an extensive bibliography (from 1979 to 2000), The Gift of Being is recommended enthusiastically."
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About "Gift of Being"
In view of the critical environmental problems confronting the modern world, reflection on the nature and meaning of the world and on humanity's place in it becomes increasingly important. While Christian theology has done this for centuries, the present situation calls for a serious rethinking of many issues in the light of contemporary physics, biology, and cultural history. The Gift of Being presents insights of the sciences in a way that is helpful for Christians today.In The Gift of Being, Hayes focuses on traditional questions of creation, but also comments on where science is with creation, anthropology, and destiny. He begins by discussing the relation between faith and reason, and hence between theology and science, from a historical perspective, moving to the most current statements of modern Popes. He follows with a summary statement of the possible retrieval of the biblical religious insights that can be distinguished from the physical worldview that stands behind much of the biblical material.
"As an avenue for further study of creation theology via an extensive bibliography (from 1979 to 2000), The Gift of Being is recommended enthusiastically."
Meet the Author
Hayes is professor of systematic theology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.