Creation and Humanity : The Sources of Christian Theology

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-29
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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This major sourcebook provides significant primary readings from the history of Christian theology on the topics of creation and humanity. Beginning with an extended introduction, McFarland fleshes out the topics of creation and humanity in sections such as "God as Creator," "The Human Creature," "Evil and Sin," and "Providence," and provides a brief introduction to each selection that demonstrates its importance and establishes its historical context. This collection will be of special value in classrooms, allowing students to experience firsthand some major works that shaped efforts to forge a sound Christian understanding of creation and humanity.

Author Biography

Ian A. McFarland is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Among his books are The Divine Image and Difference and Identity.

Table of Contents

Series Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Note on the Selection and Arrangement of Textsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xxxiii
God as Creatorp. 1
First Apologyp. 3
To Autolycus, Book 2p. 4
On First Principles, Book 1p. 7
Confessions, Book 11p. 9
Breviloquium, 2p. 16
Summa contra Gentiles, 2:17-19, 38p. 24
Christian Faith, §§40-41p. 30
"The Biblical Witness Concerning Creation"p. 39
"The Doctrine of Creation from Nothing"p. 47
"Creation Out of Nothing"p. 65
"The Pluri-Singularity of Creation"p. 72
"Creation `Ex Nihilo' in Time"p. 86
The Creaturep. 95
Against Heresies, Book 5p. 97
On the Making of Humankindp. 104
Homilies Concerning the Statuesp. 118
Difficulty 41p. 123
Summa Theologiae, 1.93p. 129
"Ar'n't I a Woman?"p. 137
"The Basic Form of Humanity"p. 138
"Woman as Answer"p. 148
"Toward a Feminist Anthropology beyond Liberalism and Romanticism"p. 156
"From Biological to Ecclesial Existence: The Ecclesiological Significance of the Person"p. 161
"Contesting the Gendered Subject: A Feminist Account of the Imago Dei"p. 173
Evil and Sinp. 191
On First Principles, Book 1p. 193
Against the Heathenp. 200
The City of God, Book 14p. 204
On Evil, Quest 3p. 215
Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 2, Chapter 1p. 230
The Interior Castle, 1p. 239
Christian Faith, §§69, 71-72.2p. 247
"The Kingdom of Evil"p. 262
"The Reality of Nothingness"p. 269
"Sin and Man's Responsibility"p. 281
"The Human Situation: A Feminine View"p. 289
"God and Black Suffering"p. 304
"The Furies and the Goodness of God"p. 315
"Redeeming Sin-Talk"p. 325
"Against Symbols"p. 334
Providencep. 339
Against Heresies, Book 3p. 341
On the Holy Trinity, Book 3p. 344
Summa Theologiae, 1.22, 103p. 353
Showings (Long Text)p. 362
Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 16p. 367
Christian Faith, §§46-47p. 374
"The Christian Belief in Providence"p. 391
The Future of Manp. 399
"Why an Evolutionary Process?"p. 406
"Action and Embodiment"p. 411
"The Doctrine of Creation in an Age of Scientific Cosmology"p. 419
"God's Interaction with the World"p. 429
"Is God in Charge?"p. 435
Permissionsp. 451
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 453
Indexp. 457
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