Creator God, Evolving World

Creator God, Evolving World

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Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod here present a robust theology of God in light of supposed tensions between Christian belief and evolutionary science. Those who pit faith in an almighty and unchanging God over against a world in which chance is operative have it wrong on several accounts, they insist. Creator God, Evolving World clarifies a number of confused assumptions in an effort to redeem chance as an intelligible force interacting with stable patterns in nature. A proper conception of probabilities and regularities in the world's unfolding reveals neither random chaos nor a predetermined blueprint but a view of the universe as the fruit of both chance and necessity. By clarifying terms often used imprecisely in both scientific and theological discourse, the authors make the case that the role of chance in evolution neither mitigates God's radical otherness from creation nor challenges the efficacy of God's providence in the world.Cynthia S. W. Crysdale, Neil Ormerod. moves through all the stages of lifea#39;s evolution before it settles at its particular species plateau. The diagram of the tree of life (fig. 4.1) created by Ernst Haeckel (1834a€“1919) shows this clearlya€”it is an oldanbsp;...

Title:Creator God, Evolving World
Author: Cynthia S. W. Crysdale, Neil Ormerod
Publisher:Fortress Press - 2013-01-01

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