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What is the cosmos, our place in it and its relation to God? These questions form the framework of Fr. Bouyer's investigation through the history of ideas and the unfolding of humanity's attempts to make sense of the universe.
Paperback, 274 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Fordham University Press (first published 1982)
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Bouyer does an excellent job both of tracing historical mythologies of the cosmos, while comparing them to the Biblical myth, and showing the importance and place of the cosmos within Christian theology. Bouyer argues, in one respect, that the cosmos was created to bring forth man and that man was created to play a role in the (initially only) sanctification, and now redemption of the cosmos. I highly recommend this text to anyone doing work on creation.
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Rev. Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a member of the French Oratory and one of the most respected and versatile Catholic scholars and theologians of the twentieth century.

A friend of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and a co-founder of the international review Communio, Bouyer was a former Lutheran minister who entered the Catholic Church in 1939.

He became a leading figur
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