A rousing theological account of modernity. Gunton urges that Christian misinterpretation of the Biblical doctrine of Creation helped foster our present plight, and that a fairer understanding of that doctrine can lead us to Better things. Perhaps his most useful contribution is the interpretation of the entirety of Western intellectual history in terms of the antagonism between allegiance to the philosophical one (as in Parmenides) and allegiance to the philosophical many (as in Heraclitus) and his argument that resolution lies in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. 248 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
This study, based on the Bampton Lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in 1992, examines what is often called the crisis of modernity, with reference not only to modernity but to modern culture in general. Problems of social, theological, and philosophical thought are traced back beyond the Enlightenment to the very roots of Western Christian theology. A response to these problems is essayed by constructively developing conceptual possibilities to be found in ancient and modern theology of the Trinity.