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- DescriptionMargaret Barker contributes a characteristically Christian voice to contemporary theological debates on the environment. Most of the issues we face today were t those that faced the early Christian community and so there are often directly relevant biblical teachings. Barker's starting point is the question of what Jesus himself would have believed about the Creation? What could the early Church have believed about the Creation? She then shows how much of this belief is embedded, often unrecognized, in the New Testament and early Christian texts. It was what people assumed as the rm, the world view within which they lived and expressed their faith. Barker deals with such arguments as, 'But the New Testament says thing about this', and establishes the general principles of a Christian view of Creation. Starting with how the Bible was understood by early Christians, Barker looks briefly at the history of a text or symbol, before examining what later Christian teachers did with that text or symbol. The idea that Adam was the steward of the creation, for example, is entirely unbiblical, and was imported into the text with disastrous results. Some of what she says will show how current teaching would have been unfamiliar to the first Christians, t just in application but in basic principles.
- Author BiographyMargaret Barker is a former President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and author of numerous works, including The Older Testament, The Lost Prophet, The Gate of Heaven, The Great Angel. His All Holiness Bartholomew is Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch.
- Author(s)Margaret Barker
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/11/2009
- SubjectChristian Theology
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintT.& T.Clark Ltd
- Weight635 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Foreword byPatriarch Bartholomew
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