From Nature to Creation: A Christian Vision for Understanding and Loving Our World (Paperback)

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By Norman Wirzba, James Smith (Editor)
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How does Christianity change the way we view the natural world? In this addition to a critically acclaimed series, renowned theologian Norman Wirzba engages philosophers, environmentalists, and cultural critics to show how the modern concept of nature has been deeply problematic. He explains that understanding the world as creation rather than as nature or the environment makes possible an imagination shaped by practices of responsibility and gratitude, which can help bring healing to our lands and communities. By learning to give thanks for creation as God's gift of life, Christians bear witness to the divine love that is reconciling all things to God.

Named a "Best Theology Book of 2015," Englewood Review of Books

"Best Example of Theology in Conversation with Urgent Contemporary Concerns" for 2015, Hearts & Minds Bookstore.

About the Author


Norman Wirzba (PhD, Loyola University, Chicago) is professor of theology and ecology at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Making Peace with the Land, Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, and Living the Sabbath.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780801095931
ISBN-10: 080109593X
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Church and Postmodern Culture