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Creation and Reality (Michael Welker) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 1999) 9780800626280
Creation and Reality (Michael Welker) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 1999) 9780800626280
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Title: Creation and Reality

Author: Welker, Michael

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780800626280

Volumes: 1; Pages: 112

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Vital and illuminating, Michael Welker's new book awakens the reader from biblical slumbers, disclosing how the biblical text challenges our reigning but sterile notions of nature, transcendence, revelation, and even life itself.Based on his Warfield Lectures at Princeton, Welker's volume probes the classical creation accounts of Genesis 1 and 2. Creation, he shows, is not simply "reality." He exhumes a more concrete, dynamic, pluralistic sense of creation, with its accents on interdependence, unrest, and the test's "astounding potential for critique of deeply ingrained conceptions and ways of thinking." Welker then sketches surprising and creative interpretations of those textual features most perplexing of modern "common sense": the angelic world, the image of God in humans, the image of God in humans, the mandate of domination, sin, and "the fall."Opening new alternatives in biblical theology, philosophy, and religion and science, Welker's approach allows the novel and discordant strains in the biblical text to sound again.
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