[asa] Theology of Nature

From: Gregory Arago <gregoryarago@yahoo.ca>
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 16:04:37 EDT

Hi Ted,
Following on one of your recent responses to Timaeus (which mentioned H. Bergson), a thought crossed my mind that has not yet ceased. So, I express it here below:
How can there be a ¡theology of nature¢? We see many cases where/when natural things are used in 'the service of' personalities in Scripture. This does not mean to ¡depreciate¢ nature in the eyes/ears of humanity. Rather, it means to raise a question of the priority of ¡nature¢ in contrast with ¡human nature¢ (that rather problematic duo), the latter which seems to be something unique as a result of being ensouled, e.g. given character (psyche).
Surely there can be a 'science of nature.' But is there a distinct ¡theology of nature¢ and what does it (or might it) mean in today¢s academy?
p.s. I write this having recently attended the International Sociological Forum wherein ¡sociology of environment¢ and ¡sociology of the body¢ were among the most popular sessions.
John Cobb, Jr. (process theologian) says: 
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