The God of Covenant and Creation
Scientific Naturalism and Its Challenge to the Christian FaitheBook - 2011
According to Larry Chapp, theology is left with two dire options in the aftermath of naturalism's apparent cultural triumph: provide modernity with an intellectually cogent theological vision or perish, along with that same culture, in the wasteland of our nihilism. Chapp's important book is grounds for hope that theology may live to see another day and that the pervasive nihilism may not have the last word. He correctly diagnoses the intellectual and cultural dangers posed by so-called scientific naturalism, lifting the lid on its alleged metaphysical neutrality and exposing this naturalism for what it fundamentally is: a bad theology which doesn't know itself. And more importantly still, he restores theology to its proper cosmological scope. Not only does "creation" become intellectually compelling in Chapp's deft hands, it elicits wonder and praise for its Creator and restores what is human in us. This is a hopeful development indeed and a sign of an indispensible book. - Michael Hanby, on back cover.
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (296 pages)