All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
This latest volume in the "Edinburgh Studies in Constructive Theology" series surveys the theological history of the Christian doctrine of creation and explores its implications for our modern scientific age. Gunton looks at the origins of the doctrine of creation in the Bible, examines the historical development of the doctrine, and discusses such related theological themes as providence, eschatology, and the ethics of creation.