In this paper we confront a provocative issue. Is Christianity responsible for the worsening environmental crisis? How can we interpret the dominium terrae mandate from the perspective of creation care? A contextual reading of the creation narratives reveals that the exercise of the dominion that God has given to man is subject to certain conditions and circumstances. Humanity is called to fulfil this mandate as the image of God, as part of the community of creation, living in the shadow of sin, but under God’s rule and with responsibility towards God.
Philon von Alexandrien war, infolge seiner Abstammung und Erziehung, fest an die griechische Philosophie gebunden. Er war unzertrennlich zugleich Philosoph und Theolog, genauer gesagt ein Religionsphilosoph. Er hielt die Thora für eine absolute Autorität. Mit seiner allegorischen Schriftauslegung wollte er beweisen, daß die heiligen Schriften nicht nur eine zuverlässige Fundgrube der göttlichen Wahrheiten, sondern zugleich auch der Philosphie darstellen.
This paper discusses the necessity of dialogue about the topic of creation among theology, philosophy and natural sciences. I argue that philosophy has a bridge-building role between theology and natural sciences. I aim to show why the mediation of philosophy cannot be neglected, and why a holistic approach in such an important theme as creation is necessary. I shall also invoke the ideas of László Ravasz (1882–1975) and point out that the synthesis which he argued for in his scientific papers is still useful today.
Jürgen Moltmann unfolds the creative dialogue of theology and natural sciences along the subjects of creation and evolution. The earlier mechanistic and deterministic worldview collapsed as a result of the scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Moltmann observes a surprising parallel between the scientific theory on the one hand, and the Christian teaching about creation eschatologically oriented towards the future of God, on the other.