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The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

William P. Brown


Funded by the Henry Luce III Foundation, this study explores the significance of the ancient creation traditions of the Hebrew Bible in light of the discoveries and perspectives of science. The aim, however, is not to seek an artificial harmony that forces Scripture to fit science or science to fit Scripture. Rather, the goal is to facilitate a constructive dialogue between two independent disciplines that are rooted in wonder — biblical theology and science — in order to gain new wisdom about how to live responsibly in the world, to care for creation. The overarching question is: How do we in ... More

Keywords: creation, Bible, science, biblical theology, hermeneutics, interpretation, ecology, wisdom, wonder, faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199730797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William P. Brown, author
Columbia Theological Seminary
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