Re: [asa] Physicalism and Incarnation

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Date: Fri Mar 02 2007 - 16:52:17 EST

Keith is right on target here. Theologian Niels Gregersen has used the wonderful term "deep incarnation" to express the significant interrelatedness of creation, redemption, and eschatology. Polkinghorne uses the term creation ex vetere (as contrasted with the original creation ex nihilo). [At least I think it's vetere -- my Latin is pretty rusty.] Transformation rather than "from nothing". And of course George Murphy has addressed the eschatological issues in a number of publications.
Karl V. Evans
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Subject: Re: [asa] Physicalism and Incarnation

> How do you interpret the Matt 24 passage where Jesus states that > heaven and
> earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away? > Continuity between
> the two does line up more with the transformation -- a "dying and > being raised
> imperisheable" motif. Is that the kind of continuity you are > thinking of? --a
> new heaven and a new earth being a tranformation of the old?
Yes, I mean it in the sense of transformation of the old. But to be transformation -- either of this Creation or of my body -- the old must be caught up in the new. Otherwise it is replacement, not transformation. A Creation destroyed and then replace by a new is not a redeemed Creation.
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