Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 May 2021

Abstract and Keywords

The doctrine of creation has undergone a resurgence of interest in recent years. The ecological crisis has encouraged study of the theology of the natural environment, while also recalling the problematic legacy of earlier church teaching and practice in this field. Physicists have reinvigorated the case for older cosmological and design arguments for the existence of God as creator. At the same time, biblical scholars have rediscovered how pervasive the theme of creation is throughout scripture. Salvation history has a cosmic context that cannot be ignored. Recognition of this biblical integration of creation with other significant themes promoted a sense of its significance for other articles of faith. This applies particularly to the doctrines of the Trinity, anthropology, and redemption. In the field of comparative theology, study of the doctrine of creation has been undertaken with reference not only to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam but also to the eastern religions.

Keywords: Christianity, creation, theological debates, ecological crisis, scripture, salvation history, Trinity

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.