Six different theological responses to the scientific prediction of the decaying universe

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Abstract

This article explores six different theological responses to the scientific prediction of the ultimately decaying universe. They are atheistic resignation, scientific creationism, futureless eschatology, physical eschatology, process eschatology, and, finally, resurrection hope in mutually critical dialogue with scientific prediction. In the conclusion, the author argues that the ultimate ground for the cosmic hope must be derived from the distinctively theological norm, that is, the gospel of Jesus Christ, which encourages us to envision the new creation as the redemptive transformation of the present universe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-286
Number of pages14
JournalTheology and Science
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 3

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© 2019 Graduate Theological Union (CTNS Program).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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