This volume offers a new theology of nature based on wisdom Christology. The author argues that an exaggerated emphasis on mere information has deprived modern science of its capacity to respond adequately to the moral dilemmas resulting from our increased power over nature. Dr. Deane-Drummond proposes a theology of creation that is in tune with recent developments in biological science, including genetics and ecology, and points to a new ethical approach to developments in biological science.
Clearly and accessibly written for those without a science background, this is a truly multi-disciplinary study, drawing on Christian theology, biological science, feminism, biblical studies, philosophy, ethics and sociology.
- Defends a Trinitarian view of Wisdom
- Examines Christian Theology in light of scientific advancements
- Carefully considers the pros and cons of the new biology
Praise for the Print Edition
This major work provides a convincing case for the reconsideration of the wisdom of God as such a resource. . . It is a theologically significant contribution.
—Dr. Arthur Peacocke, Exeter College, Oxford
Deane-Drummond argues persuasively for a Trinitarian view of Wisdom that gives a much needed initiative to the voice of religion in discussions of such wide-ranging topics as ecology, biogenetics, and the future of the universe.
—Professor Robert John Russell, The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkley
- Title: Creation Through Wisdom: Theology and the New Biology
- Author: Celia Deane-Drummond
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2000
- Pages: 272
About Professor Celia Deane-Drummond
Professor Celia Deane-Drummond is Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences at the University of Chester, UK.