The natural world around us is in crisis. We know it has a dynamic, evolutionary character. How might we understand this world in relationship to God?
Partaking of God builds on the foundations of the dynamic trinitarian theology of Athanasius. It develops into a theology of the Word as the divine Attractor and the Spirit as the Energy of Love in evolutionary emergence. Then it explores God's suffering with creatures, the humility of God in creation, church teaching on the human soul in relation to neuroscience, and grace and original sin in relationship to evolution. It culminates in a Christian theology of ecological conversion.
Denis Edwards is a professorial fellow of Australian Catholic University. He is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide, and priest in residence in Tranmere parish. He is a member of the national Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue and the national Australian Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission, and he is involved with the SA Council of Churches. His recent books include How God Acts: Creation, Redemption and Special Divine Action; Ecology at the Heart of Faith; and Breath of Life: A Theology of the Creator Spirit.