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Creation order in sapiential theology: An ecological-evolutionary perspective on cosmological responsibility

Ananda Geyser-Fouche, Bernice Serfontein
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 75, No 3 | a5157 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i3.5157 | © 2019 Ananda Geyser-Fouche, Bernice Serfontein | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 June 2018 | Published: 06 February 2019

About the author(s)

Ananda Geyser-Fouche, Department of Old Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Bernice Serfontein, Department of Old Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract

This study explores humans’ ecological responsibility, firstly from an evolutionary perspective and then by emphasising especially the order and creation theology in the Old Testament wisdom literature. Ultimately, these entities will be connected. The following aspects will be addressed: cosmology, ecology, evolutionary biology and order in the wisdom literature. These concepts are seen by many as exclusive towards each other, but this article will endeavour to portray them as interlocutors in dialogue with each other.

Keywords

Wisdom literature; Ecology; Evolution; Eco-theology; Creation; Order; Chaos

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