Skapelseteologi och klimat. Har teologin något att säga?

Teologer tror på ordets makt. Ord som beskriver, ord som avslöjar, ord som ger nya tankar och föreställningar. Framförallt på ord som skapar. Ljus, hav, vatten, kosmos, liv. Ord och materia hör samman.

Niels Henrik Gregersen, som är professor i teologi i Köpenhamn har länge arbetat med begreppet djupinkarnaiton, deep incarnation. Han skriver om det i den nyutkomna boken Elisabeth Gerle & Michael Schelde (red)  American Perspectives meet Scandinavian Creation Theology, 2019. (ISBN 978-87-971165-0-0):

“In the first-generation of Scandinavian Creation Theology, K.E. Løgstrup and Gustaf Wingren claimed that creation theology is not a subtheme of Christian theology but rather the pervasive horizon for understanding all themes of Christian faith. Thereby, they did not want to reduce Christian faith to a first-article Christianity, nor did they want to reduce “creation theology” to a quasi-scientific theory about the origins of our universe. Before anything else, they saw creation theology as an affirmation of an ongoing divine creativity—ubiquitous in a world that is self-organizing and co-creative exactly due to the pervasiveness of the divine source of all reality, also in the chaotic depths of creaturely becoming. In his four-volume Metaphysical Considerations from 1976 to 1984 (partly translated into American as Metaphysics 1-2), Løgstrup speaks emphatically about God as the power to be “in everything that exists”, and about the “self-regulating autonomy of specimens and individuals” who embody more general aspects of “types” in self-organizing organisms.” s 64-65.

Catherine Keller, professor vid Drew University, USA, utvecklar i sin artikel en tolkning av skapelsen “out of the deep”. Kanske skulle man som Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen föreslår kalla hennes tolkning deep creation.

Båda synsätten pekar på ett gudomligt engagemang i en av vår samtids ödesfrågor, som handlar om klimatet.