Christ and Evolution : Wonder and Wisdom

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc

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This book sets out to develop a Christology that is far more conscious of the evolutionary history of humanity and current evolutionary theories about the natural world in general. It argues that one means of developing a Christology that can be informed by such theories is through the concepts of wisdom and wonder. Both have a defined theological role, but also act as mediating concepts with science, and point to a spirituality that incorporates both science and theology.

Author Biography

Celia Deane-Drummond earned doctorates in both biology and theology and holds the Chair in Theology and the Biological Sciences at the University of Chester in Great Britain. Among her many important works are Creation through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology (2000), The Ethics of Nature (2004), and Genetics and Christian Ethics (2006).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: The Challenge of Darwinian Evolutionp. 1
The Drama of Incarnation
Christology and Evolution as Theodramap. 33
Christology Secularized: A Theological Engagement with Evolutionary Psychologyp. 60
Christ as Divine: Incarnate Wisdomp. 95
Deep Incarnation: Christ, the Form of Beautyp. 128
The Drama of Hope
Revisiting Atonement: The Drama of Christ and Shadow Sophiap. 159
The Risen Christ: A Sophianic Interpretationp. 194
Revisiting the New Community: Christ in Eschatological Wonderp. 227
The Future of the Human: Transhuman Evolution or Human Identity as Imago Christi?p. 256
Indexp. 289
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