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The Creativity of God
World, Eucharist, Reason

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine

  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521831178

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  • Theological tradition has lost its sense of the created nature of the world, leading to a complete break between the way we know God and the world. The Johannine tradition of creation through the Word and a Eucharistic semiotic of Christ as the embodied creative speech of God serve to reintegrate Christian cosmology. This book sets out "a new understanding" of reality, as encountered in and through Jesus Christ, and explores new modes of ecclesial reasoning.

    • Offers a scriptural account of the world
    • Explores a theology of the Eucharist as divine creativity
    • Oliver Davies is one of the UK's leading theologians
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    "Davies produces a work that is at once radical and very traditional for a Western theology--one that is well worth reading." James W. Farwell, The General Theological Seminary

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    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521831178
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION: THE cOSMOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE
    Part I. AN ARCHAEOLOGY oF CREATEDNESS:
    1. The architecture of createdness
    2. The metaphysics of createdness
    3. Cosmological fragments
    Part II. Scriptural Cosmology:
    4. Speech revealed
    5. Spirit and letter
    6. Voice and sacrifice
    Part III. Eucharistic Wisdom:
    7. The abundant real
    8. Wisdom of the flesh
    9. Eucharistic reasoning
    Conclusion: Cosmology and the theological imagination.

  • Author

    Oliver Davies, King's College London
    Oliver Davies is Reader in Philosophical Theology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is also a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Silence and the Word (2002) and has co-edited, with Denys Turner, A Theology of Compassion (2001).

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