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In this blog, Terry J. Wright posts thoughts and shares research on the Christian doctrine of providence. This doctrine testifies to God’s provision for all things through creation’s high priest, the man Christ Jesus. However, the precise meaning and manner of this provision is a perpetually open question, and this blog is a forum for discussion of the many issues relating to providence and the place of the Church within God’s action.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

A New(ish) Book on Colin Gunton’s Doctrine of Creation

Here’s a potentially interesting book on Colin Gunton’s doctrine of creation that has only just come to my attention, courtesy of the latest issue of Themelios. Here’s the blurb:


While much dialogue has focused on aspects of Colin Gunton’s Trinitarian theology, there has been a need for a full-scale study of Gunton’s doctrine of creation that locates the significance of his understanding of creation within the wider spectrum of his theology. Problem and Promise demonstrates how Gunton’s doctrine of creation cannot be read in abstraction from his Trinitarian theology and argues that creation remains a central feature in Gunton’s writing that holds lasting importance for understanding ethical and moral aspects of Gunton’s theology. William B. Whitney establishes how this Trinitarian account of creation goes beyond offering a theological description of the created realm and also provides the basis for understanding human involvement in creation through the enterprises of culture.

The review in Themelios can be found here.

As with all Brill books, the price is a bit steep – around £85 – and so I’ll probably try to get this as a review copy. That said, I already have a stack of books I’ve yet to review, so I might wait a while to do so.

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