God in the Natural World: Theological Explorations in Appreciation for Denis Edwards, co-edited with Marie Turner, Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press, 2020.
This collection of essays is a fitting tribute to Denis Edwards, who was one of Australia’s leading theologians. In exploring the most challenging questions of our time, these essays canvas some of the great themes of Christian theology that were the focus of Edwards research. Denis Edwards was a theologian of dialogue: dialogue with our rich theological tradition, dialogue with science, dialogue with contemporary theologians. The contributors to this volume enter into a dialogue with substantial parts of the theological output of Denis Edwards. In the process, they capture something of his humanity, his love of creation, and his concern for our common home. The book demonstrates the commitment Denis Edwards had to a theology that is truly ecumenical and always learning from the insights of others. The editors and authors have done a great service in helping many others to deepen reflection on Denis Edwards’ contribution to our understanding of God and the natural world.More info →
Can faith as trusting God make a difference? Absolutely&3151;by relieving our anxiety over self-justification and the need to scapegoat others. When we discover we don't justify ourselves because God has justified us, we become free. What Sin Boldly! points to is the presence of the crucified and living Christ in the human soul, placed there by the Holy Spirit. And this becomes transformative.More info →
God–The World’s Future is Ted Peters’ magnum opus, his most complete work. Now in its second edition with a third edition under way, this complete though brief text in systematic theology is used widely in English speaking and Korean speaking seminaries. It’s central theme is the gospel, defined as telling the story of Jesus with its significance. Part of the significance of the Jesus story is the prophecy that a new world is coming, a new creation that retroactively transforms our lives now, in the present.More info →
Using the principles of “Big History,” Ted Peters’s God in Cosmic History: Where Science and History Meet Religion broadens the scope and method of traditional history in order to make room for the all-important God question. This expanded history pauses on the “Axial Age” of human history: a moment during the first millennium in which questions of transcendence first simultaneously arose in distinct locations around the world. By exploring this threshold in cosmic history, Peters demonstrates the way the arrival of the God question marked a radical new human consciousness, one that ultimately laid the groundwork for the modern age.More info →