God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation

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Abingdon Press, Aug 1, 2010 - Religion - 351 pages
Fretheim presents here the Old Testament view of the Creator God, the created world, and our role in creation. Beginning with "The Beginning," he demonstrates that creation is open-ended and connected. Then, from every part of the Old Testament, Fretheim explores the fullness and richness of Israel's thought regarding creation: from the dynamic created order to human sin, from judgment and environmental devastation to salvation, redemption, and a new creation.


The Creation Accounts in Genesis
Disrupted Endangered Restored Genesis 3
Creation and the Foundation Narratives of Israel
Creation and
Creation Judgment and Salvation in the Prophets
Wisdom and Creation
Natures Praise of
Implications of a Relational Theology of Creation
Author Index
Scripture Index

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2001 TERENCE E. FRETHEIM is Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has been on the faculty of 7 seminary schools, including Princeton, Graduate Theological Union, Vancouver and McCormick. He has authored or contributed to eighteen books, four by Abingdon and a forthcoming commentary on Jeremiah.

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