“A true integration of the old and the new—yielding creative insights into both contemporary life and traditional theological questions. A must for any theologically informed lay person or scholar—not for the reference shelf but for the nightstand!” —Cynthia S. W. Crysdale
The book provides a solid introduction to the themes of creation, grace, and redemption, integrating classical and modern theological resources with perspectives from science, cultural studies, and interfaith dialogue.
From the Big Bang to cosmic consummation, from birth to death, the big questions of life emerge. Where does human existence stand in a cosmos some fifteen billion years old and seemingly indifferent to human suffering? This book explores Christian responses to these questions in an accessible style perfectly adapted to classroom use.
Neil Ormerod is head of the theology faculty at the St. Mary Campus of the Australian Catholic University and the author of Introducing Contemporary Theologies.