God and the History of the Universe

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Jarvis Streeter
David Lull
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , March
     500 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The popular belief that a scientific understanding of reality is incompatible with a Christian one is simply wrong. 

Some Christian understandings of reality do conflict with some scientific understandings. But a thoroughly rational Christian understanding of the origin and history of the universe will be informed by the best scientific theories and the "facts" founded on them. 

This book weaves a narrative of the origin and history of the universe from the perspective of contemporary science with a Christian understanding of God and of God's role in the origin and history of the universe. 

At the center of this integrated narrative is the view that God, who is pure, unbounded Love, is Creator: the zest for life in the universe comes from God, and God is the source of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in the universe. 

God is amazed and delighted at what God-and-the-world has created; God is saddened by ways creatures have fallen short of pure, unbounded Love, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness; and God's pure, unbounded Love keeps on trying to persuade all creatures toward Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jarvis Streeter, Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University from 1988 to 2013, received awards for his teaching in 1991 and 2004 and a posthumous Honorary Alumnus of the Year award. He is the author of Human Nature, Human Evil, and Religion (2009). Streeter completed his work on this book by mid-2013, six months before his death from pancreatic cancer.

David J. Lull (editor), Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Wartburg Theological Seminary, is the author of The Spirit in Galatia (Wipf & Stock, 2006), and coauthor of Biblical Preaching on the Death of Jesus (Wipf & Stock, 2007). He has also written 1 Corinthians (2007) and Romans (2005).



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