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The Character of Creation

Norman Wirzba

in The Paradise of God

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157161
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835270 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157168.003.0002
 The Character of Creation

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The moral and spiritual character of creation is developed through a reading of five different biblical motifs: (1) the Yahwist account of creation in Genesis, (2) the Sabbath code, (3) Job’s experience of suffering in a sublime universe, (4) new creation in Christ, and (5) the New Heaven and the New Earth in John’s Apocalypse. This chapter shows scripture to be of considerable ecological significance while not addressing specific contemporary environmental problems.

Keywords: Genesis; Sabbath; Job; Jesus Christ; Revelation; Human; Vocation; Ecology; Environment

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Subjects: Christianity

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