Creation by the Triune God: Colin Gunton’s Doctrine of Creation
Among the prominent features of Colin’s Gunton’s extensive writing about the Christian doctrine of creation, three are of seminal importance. These are: first, that the Christian doctrine of creation is an article of the creed, second, that God creates out of nothing, and third, that creation is the work of the triune God, Father, Son and Spirit. This paper explores the reasons for Gunton’s insistence on these three features of the doctrine of creation and discuss their importance in rendering the world accessible to scientific enquiry.
||Murray Rae (PhD Kings College, London) is Professor of Theology at the University of Otago. He is the author of Architecture and Theology: The Art of Place (Baylor University Press, 2017), Christian Theology: The Basics (Routledge, 2015), Kierkegaard and Theology (T&T Clark, 2010), History and Hermeneutics (T&T Clark, 2005), and Kierkegaard’s Vision of the Incarnation: By Faith Transformed (Oxford Clarendon Press, 1997).