Interpreting the Book of Nature in the Protestant Tradition
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Heltzel, Peter G.
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The doctrine of creation has been underdeveloped in the Protestant dogmatic tradition, often preventing substantive dialogue between theology and science. In this essay, the author argues that the \"Two Books\" theory of revelation should be employed to reconceive creation in contemporary Protestant thought. After a brief historical survey of the \"Two Books\" theory, Thomas Torrance\'s theology of nature is presented as a paradigm for developing a scientifically astute doctrine of creation. The article concludes with a constructive proposal for a new Protestant \"hermeneutics of nature.\"