Introduction to the Doctrine of Creation In its Historical Developments Excerpted from: Participating in God: Trinity and Creation

The first step toward a contemporary theology of creation is to examine the doctrine of creation in its historical unfolding. This is because Christian doctrine has an irreducibly traditional character. The Christian faith is an ongoing dialogue with its own past. It continues to exist and to be faithful to itself only by engaging the formative steps in its historical becoming. Although it does not owe obsequious servitude to its past, it is nothing without that past. Without standing in that tradition--it is no longer the Christian faith. For these reasons, a grasp of the doctrine’s past is needed if we are see what the doctrine’s present can and must be.

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Excerpt is chapter one from Participating in God: Creation and Trinity, Fortress Press, 2003.

ISBN 0800636023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt is chapter one from Participating in God: Creation and Trinity, Fortress Press, 2003.

ISBN 0800636023.

 

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