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Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic) Paperback – September 1, 2010
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"There is no issue in contemporary faith more vexing than how we are to understand God's will and action in the event of natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes, wildfires and floods. Fortunately for readers, there is no more reliable guide for thinking biblically about these issues than Terence Fretheim. In this thoughtful and compact volume, Fretheim helps us not only to see clearly our own created vulnerability but also to encounter biblical testimony to a God who becomes vulnerable with us."--Bruce C. Birch, Wesley Theological Seminary
"Who better than Fretheim to take up the hard contemporary question concerning the destructive forces on exhibit in creation! The author has spent his life thinking about these issues and reading these old texts forward toward our time and place. He begins with the conviction of the goodness of God's creation, and from there he launches into the dangers of reality and takes us with him."--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"Terence Fretheim explores the biblical materials to grapple with the devastation of natural disasters. He encourages readers to reconsider their traditional understanding of the relationship between God and suffering. I enthusiastically recommend Creation Untamed to all who want to be honest with the Bible and with life."--Tremper Longman III, Westmont College
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Top Customer Reviews
He shows that God set up the creation in a certain way, with certain rules, and certain freedoms given to His creatures, that in some situations, He cannot stop what is going to happen without violating the rules of His own creation.
Therefore, when bad things happen, God is not to blame.
I highly recommend this book for anyone seeking to understand why bad things happen in this world.
If you are wondering how to talk to people about natural disaster and the Christian response, this book would be a great resource for you.
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Really good. Opens the discussion of the topic of suffering and how to respond to difficult and unexpected events that we all face in our lives. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Cindy Caporaso
The idea that God has chosen to create a world in which disasters naturally happen is useful. However I cannot accept that God has created a world in which he, himself, is... Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by Gregory G. Rose
This book, Creation Untamed, is the most important, informative, interesting, and enjoyable book I've read all year. Should be required reading for everyone.Published on January 16, 2014 by Patricia Callaghan
I am a little disappointed that the author didn't deal more with evil. Otherwise, it is a good book and I'm glad to have read it.Published on September 21, 2013 by Dale C. Trautman