The Work of Love: Creation as KenosisThe Work of Love: Creation as Kenosis
John Polkinghorne, Michael Welker
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The development of kenotic ideas was one of the most important advances in theological thinking in the late twentieth century. Now a diverse group of acknowledged experts brought together by the Templeton Foundation presents a stimulating interdisciplinary evaluation of these controversial ideas.
     

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Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionx
JOHN POLKINGHORNE
1.God's Power: A Process View1
IAN G. BARBOUR
2.The Cost of New Life21
ARTHUR PEACOCKE
3.Kenosis and Nature43
HOLMES ROLSTON, III
4.The Nature of Persons and the Emergence of Kenotic Behavior66
MALCOLM JEEVES
5.Kenotic Creation and Divine Action90
JOHN POLKINGHORNE
6.Kenosis as a Unifying Theme for Life and Cosmology107
GEORGE F. R. ELLIS
7.Romantic Love, Covenantal Love, Kenotic Love127
MICHAEL WELKER
8.God's Kenosis in the Creation and Consummation of the World137
JÜRGEN MOLTMANN
9.Cosmos and Kenosis152
KEITH WARD
10.Creation Out of Love167
PAUL S. FIDDES
11.Kenosis: Theological Meanings and Gender Connotations192
SARAH COAKLEY