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Guides to Theology: Creation


Eerdmans 2014

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This book explores anew the theme of creation in Scripture, tradition, and contemporary theology. David Fergusson defends the classical account of creation out of nothing but pays more sustained attention than the Christian tradition typically has given to the holistic significance of the created world.

Offering both doctrinal exposition and apologetic argument, Fergusson discusses creation in relation to the problem of evil and the fall, divine providence, deism, Darwinian evolution, environmental ethics, animal rights, even touching on the topic of extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Key Features

  • Explores the theme of creation in Scripture, tradition, and contemporary theology
  • Offers an informed guide to the theology of creation in the Bible, through church history, and for today
  • Discusses creation in relation to the problem of evil and the fall


  • Creation in Scripture
  • Creatio Ex Nihilo
  • Creation and Fall
  • The Providence of God
  • Deism and Natural Theology
  • Evolution and Cosmic Fine-Tuning
  • Animals, the Environment, and Extraterrestrials

Praise for the Print Edition

With characteristic erudition and wit, David Fergusson has written the essential primer on the doctrine of creation. His integration of the biblical material, historical theology, and ecological sensibility makes this engaging volume a must-read.

William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

This is a rare find: a concise work of historical and constructive theology on an urgent topic. Fergusson makes fresh sense of core theological doctrines, even as he pushes against some established boundaries of western theology.

Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School

Fergusson's treatment of creation covers all the important topics. . . . He provides sufficient historical information without boring the reader with irrelevant minutiae.

Hans Schwarz, professor of systematic theology and contemporary theological issues, University of Regensburg

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About David Fergusson

David Fergusson is professor of divinity and principal of New College at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the author of Christ, Church and Society: Essays on John Baillie and Donald Baillie, Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation, and The Future as God’s Gift: Explorations in Christian Eschatology.

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