The doctrine of creation is central to the Christian theological vision, and it is one place where we urgently need theological wisdom.
Letter from the Director
It is with great pleasure and eager anticipation that I introduce the Evangelical Theology and Doctrine of Creation project.
Here at the Henry Center we seek to apply theological wisdom to important kingdom issues—for the good of the church, for the soul of the theological academy, for the sake of the world, and ultimately for the glory of God. We do so in collaborative ways that span institutions, disciplines, points of view, and geographic boundaries.
The doctrine of creation is central to the Christian theological vision, and it is one place where we urgently need theological wisdom. Appropriate and reverent reflection on the goodness, orderliness, and contingency of creation tell us much about the We proceed with deep confidence in the complete truthfulness of Scripture as well as an unswerving commitment to the importance of intellectual humility in dialogue with other disciplines. Creator, our fellow creatures, and ourselves. Accordingly, the Creation Project seeks to recover the meaning and importance of these grand themes, and to re-articulate a doctrine of creation that is faithful to revealed truth and in open and earnest dialogue with the insights of modern science.
Throughout this project, we proceed with deep confidence in the complete truthfulness of Scripture (received as divine revelation) as well as an unswerving commitment to the importance of intellectual humility as the theological disciplines engage in interdisciplinary dialogue. We are grateful to the John Templeton Foundation for a generous grant that has made this project possible, and for the support of President Nicholas Perrin, Dean Graham Cole, and our faculty colleagues at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We are hopeful that the Creation Project will bear much fruit.
We are encouraged by the support that we have received from the wider evangelical community that we aspire to serve, and we look forward to partnering with evangelical scholars and leaders from a broad range of institutions, disciplines, and perspectives.
We hope that you will join us in the conversation—in prayer for the project, in learning, in participating in the various initiatives, and in worshipping our triune Creator more deeply!
Grace and Peace,
Geoffrey H. Fulkerson
Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding