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The Creativity of God : World, Eucharist, Reason - Professor Oliver Davies

The Creativity of God

World, Eucharist, Reason

Hardcover Published: 8th May 2004
ISBN: 9780521831178
Number Of Pages: 224

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We have, as a theological community, generally lost a language in which to speak of the created-ness of the world. As a consequence, our discourses of reason cannot bridge the way we know God and the way we know the world. Therefore, argues Oliver Davies, a primary task of contemporary theology is the regeneration of a Christian account of the world as sacramental, leading to the formation of a Christian conception of reason and a new Christocentric understanding of the real. Both the Johannine tradition of creation through the Word and a Eucharistic semiotics of Christ as the embodied, sacrificial and creative speech of God serve the project of a repairal of Christian cosmology. The world itself is viewed as a creative text authored by God, of which we as interpreters are an integral part. This is a wide-ranging and convincing book that makes an important contribution to modern theology.

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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

Introduction: the Cosmological Imperative
An Archaeology of Createdness
The architecture of createdness
The metaphysics of createdness
Cosmological fragments
Scriptural Cosmology
Speech revealed
Spirit and letter
Voice and sacrifice
Eucharistic Wisdom
The abundant real
Wisdom of the flesh
Eucharistic reasoning
Conclusion: Cosmology and the theological imagination
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ISBN: 9780521831178
ISBN-10: 0521831172
Series: Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 8th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5

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