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GOD AND THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The theme of this book, by one of the prominent younger American theologians, is how God is in the world and how the world is in and from God. We must choose God and the world. The separation of one from the other is antagonistic to both. Dr. Cobb bases his argument upon groundwork provided by the process philosophy of Whitehead and the work of Hartshorne. In developing his theme, he surveys most of the theological positions put forward in recent years, with respect to a doctrine of creation which will enable the Christian faith to do justice both to God as Creator and the world which he has created. The two main sections of the book are thus concerned with a definition of God and of his action, and with the relation between evil, religion, and creation. This leads to a concluding discussion as to whether a Christian theology is still possible. The author believes that it is--but in terms sharply different than those traditionally employed. Clergy and students will find this discussion a sharp review of various theological positions as well as suggestive for future theological development.

Pub Date: May 5th, 1969
Publisher: Westminster