Chaos Theology: A New Creation Theology and Its Applications
Bonting, Sjoerd L., S.O.Sc.
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The problems inherent in creatio ex nihilo have led the author to the development of a new creation theology: chaos theology. Its main points are creation from an unexplained initial chaos, a remaining chaos element that is the source of physical and moral evil, and continuing creation toward fulfilment on the Last Day. Chaos theology can be reconciled with the scientific account of cosmic and biological evolution. Combining chaos theology with the physical theory of chaos helps in the understanding of God\'s action in the world. Jesus Christ is shown to be the cosmic Christ, who reconciles the entire cosmos, not only humanity. The problem of evil is readily solved in chaos theology as the effect of the remaining chaos element. From chaos theology and scientific insight in cancer, a theology of illness can be derived.