The Future of the Creation: The Central Challenge for Theologians

Gerald O. Barney

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1984

Issue: Cosmos and Creation (Vol. 4, No 4, Fall, 1984)

All is not well with the creation.At the very root, the difficulty facing the creation is that the vision of the future that has been guiding human affairs has failed, and no viable alternative has emerged. Herein lies an opportunity and a challenge for theologians: to help formulate a viable vision of the future of the creation. With such a vision, the church has an opportunity to provide powerful and urgently needed leadership. Without such a vision, the church will become increasingly irrelevant to a creation moving rapidly toward disaster.

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