Creation and New Creation: Understanding God's Creation Project
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Creation and New Creation: Understanding God's Creation Project  -     By: Sean M. McDonough

Creation and New Creation: Understanding God's Creation Project

Hendrickson Publishers / 2017 / Paperback

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In keeping with the scriptural witness and the theological heritage, Creation and New Creation examines the doctrine of creation alongside new creation. The connection between the two - creation and new creation - has drawn renewed attention in the last several decades; but the burden of Sean McDonough's argument is that this emphasis on creation and new creation has been a feature of the doctrine since the beginning, whether in the eschatological reading of Genesis 1 that predominated at least until early modern times, or the intertwining of the narratives of creation and redemption in thinkers from early church father Irenaeus to modern theologian Karl Barth. While covering the traditional elements of the doctrine, McDonough treats this important subject with a special emphasis on how these unfold in the story of what Colin Gunton has called God's "creation project."

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Title: Creation and New Creation: Understanding God's Creation Project
By: Sean M. McDonough
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 1683070267
ISBN-13: 9781683070269
Stock No: WW070269

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In keeping with the scriptural witness and the theological heritage, Creation and New Creation examines the doctrine of creation alongside new creation. The connection between the two - creation and new creation - has drawn renewed attention in the last several decades; but the burden of Sean McDonough's argument is that this emphasis on creation and new creation has been a feature of the doctrine since the beginning, whether in the eschatological reading of Genesis 1 that predominated at least until early modern times, or the intertwining of the narratives of creation and redemption in thinkers from early church father Irenaeus to modern theologian Karl Barth. While covering the traditional elements of the doctrine, McDonough treats this important subject with a special emphasis on how these unfold in the story of what Colin Gunton has called God's "creation project."

Author Bio

Sean M. McDonough is professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He holds a bachelor of arts from Harvard College, a master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell, and a PhD from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Editorial Reviews

"Sean McDonough blends profound biblical exposition with rich theological and philosophical reflection. This wide-ranging study not only addresses both classical concerns and contemporary questions, but stimulates worship and faithful participation in God's creation project."

--Michael O'Neil, director of postgraduate research, Vose Seminary, Western Australia

"Surely, one of the most important theological issues of the day is creation, and scholars have rightly focused in particular on the connection between creation and new creation. Few scholars bring more to the topic than New Testament theologian Sean McDonough. His book explores the Christian doctrine of creation by drawing upon a broad array of theologians, Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic--from Irenaeus to Barth. The result is a book of astonishing breadth and impressive learning."

--Richard Clifford, professor emeritus of Old Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

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