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1.  On John Paul’s encyclical, see Clark H. Pinnock, "The Great Jubilee," God and Man: Perspectives on Christianity in the 20th Century, edited by Michael Bauman (Hillsdale College Press, 1995), pp. 91-101.

2.  On the issue of canon and its contribution to both continuity and change, Delwin Brown, Boundaries of our Habitation: Tradition and Theological Construction (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1994).

3.  The phrase "an ornament of piety" belongs to H. I. Lederle, Treasures Old and New: Interpretations of "Spirit Baptism" in the Charismatic Renewal Movement (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1988), p. 238. Concerning ecology, indifference would be challenged by a better reading of the biblical message: H. Paul Santmire, The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985) and Robert B. Fowler, The Greening of Protestant Thought (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995).

4.  Stanley J. Grenz, Theology for the Community of God (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1994), p. 492.

5.  These issues are handled by Wolfhart Pannenberg, The Apostles’ Creed in the Light of Today’s Questions (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1972), pp. 133-43 and Systematic Theology II (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991), ch. 7; and by Jürgen Moltmann, God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God "The Cosmic Spirit" (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985), pp. 98-103.

6.  Regarding Barth’s struggle, Peter J. Rosato, The Spirit as Lord: The Pneumatology of Karl Barth (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1981), pp. v-viii. On the liberal vision, Kenneth Cauthen, The Impact of American Religious Liberalism (New York: Harper & Row, 1962), pp. 209-13. For a stunted vision of the Spirit by an evangelical, W. H. Griffith Thomas, The Holy Spirit of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, fifth edition, 1964).

7.  A book of mine which addresses this problem: A Wideness in God’s Mercy: The Finality of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992).

8.  Evolutionists like Dawkins are more and more confronted by complexities which confound their neat materialistic picture: compare Michael Behe, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (New York: Free Press, 1996).

9.  Apologetically, it is evident to many observers that the universe is very finely tuned and remarkable for its ability to produce more by way of complexity than one might have expected from a purely natural order: Richard L. Swinburne, The Existence of God (Oxford: Clarendon Press, revised edition, 1991), appendix B.

10.  Wolfhart Pannenberg, Introduction to Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991) 43-52, Systematic Theology II (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994), pp. 76-136. Jürgen Moltmann has similar ideas: God in Creation: A New Theology of Creation and the Spirit of God (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985), pp. 206-14.

11.  Compare the references made in note three to H. Paul Santmire and Robert Booth Fowler and their concern for a better ecological theology.

12.  Roger E. Olson, "Resurrection, Cosmic Liberation, and Christian Earth Keeping" Ex Auditu 9 (1993), pp. 123-32.

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