D 4 Creation and Ecology: Why the Doctrine of Creation ex nihilo Matters Today (2020)


The Christian doctrine of God creating the cosmos from nothing (‘ex nihilo’) is not immediately evident from any one text in the Bible, but was developed in response to early challenges to the biblical view of the relationship of God to the world.

And it transpires that this doctrine teaches us essential things both about God and about the world we live in. Rightly understood, it provides startling insights into the current environmental crisis and how we might respond to it.

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Author: Joanna Leidenhag

Joanna Leidenhag is Lecturer in Science-engaged Theology at the University of St Andrews. She teaches several courses that bring Christian theology, analytic philosophy and the natural sciences into conversation. She is the author of ‘Minding Creation: Theological Panpsychism and the Doctrine of Creation.’

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