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The Creativity of God

The Creativity of God

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Theological tradition has lost the sense of the createdness of the world, leading to a complete disjunction between the way we know God and knowing the world. Both the Johannine tradition of creation through the Word and a Eucharistic semiotic of Christ as the embodied creative speech of God serve the project of a repairal of Christian cosmology. This book sets out a new understanding of the real therefore, as encountered in and through Jesus Christ, and explores the new modes of ecclesial reasoning and embodiment which flow from it.

- Publisher We have, as a theological community, generally lost a language in which to speak of the created-ness of the world. As a consequence, our discourses of reason cannot bridge the way we know God and the way we know the world. Therefore, argues Oliver Davies, a primary task of contemporary theology is the regeneration of a Christian account of the world as sacramental, leading to the formation of a Christian conception of reason and a new Christocentric understanding of the real. Both the Johannine tradition of creation through the Word and a Eucharistic semiotics of Christ as the embodied, sacrificial and creative speech of God serve the project of a repairal of Christian cosmology. The world itself is viewed as a creative text authored by God, of which we as interpreters are an integral part. This is a wide-ranging and convincing book that makes an important contribution to modern theology.

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About "The Creativity of God"

Theological tradition has lost the sense of the createdness of the world, leading to a complete disjunction between the way we know God and knowing the world. Both the Johannine tradition of creation through the Word and a Eucharistic semiotic of Christ as the embodied creative speech of God serve the project of a repairal of Christian cosmology. This book sets out a new understanding of the real therefore, as encountered in and through Jesus Christ, and explores the new modes of ecclesial reasoning and embodiment which flow from it.
- Publisher

We have, as a theological community, generally lost a language in which to speak of the created-ness of the world. As a consequence, our discourses of reason cannot bridge the way we know God and the way we know the world. Therefore, argues Oliver Davies, a primary task of contemporary theology is the regeneration of a Christian account of the world as sacramental, leading to the formation of a Christian conception of reason and a new Christocentric understanding of the real. Both the Johannine tradition of creation through the Word and a Eucharistic semiotics of Christ as the embodied, sacrificial and creative speech of God serve the project of a repairal of Christian cosmology. The world itself is viewed as a creative text authored by God, of which we as interpreters are an integral part. This is a wide-ranging and convincing book that makes an important contribution to modern theology.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Oliver Davies

Oliver Davies is Reader in Philosophical Theology in the University of Wales and has written a number of studies of Christian mystical writers, including Meister Eckhart: Mystical Theologian (SPCK 1991). The first volume of his Systematic Theology in three parts appeared as A Theology of Compassion (SCM Press 2001), and the second volume, On the Creativity of God, is currently under preparation.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The Cosmological Imperative; Part I. An Archaeology Of Createdness: 1. The Architecture Of Createdness; 2. The Metaphysics Of Createdness; 3. Cosmological Fragments; Part Ii. Scriptural Cosmology: 4. Speech Revealed; 5. Spirit And Letter; 6. Voice And Sacrifice; Part Iii. Eucharistic Wisdom: 7. The Abundant Real; 8. Wisdom Of The Flesh; 9. Eucharistic Reasoning; Conclusion: Cosmology And The Theological Imagination.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 239500
  • Product Code 0521538459
  • EAN 9780521538459
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Aug 2004
  • Sales Rank #23629
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.310kg

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