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Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

Edited by Donna Bowman and Clayton Crockett

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780823238958
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823238996 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823238958.001.0001
Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

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This book brings together process and postmodern theologians to reflect on the crucial topic of energy, asking: What are some of the connections between energy and theology? How do ideas about humanity and divinity interrelate with how we live our lives? Its chapters address energy in at least three distinct ways. First, in terms of physics, the discovery of dark energy in 1998 uncovered a mysterious force that seems to be driving the expansion of the universe. Here cosmology converges with theological reflection about the nature and origin of the universe. Second, the social and ecological contexts of energy use and the current energy crisis have theological implications insofar as they are caught up with ultimate human meanings and values. Finally, in more traditional theological terms of divine spiritual energy, we can ask how human conceptions of energy relate to divine energy in terms of creative power. The book sketches out a fresh eco-theology of energy, and proposes new ways to think about the relationship between science and religion.

Keywords: energy; process theology; postmodern theology; cosmology; ecology; eco-theology; science and religion

Book.  192 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Theology

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Introduction in Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

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The Energy We Are: A Meditation in Seven Pulsations in Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

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Beyond Heat: Energy for Life in Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

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