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VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, Henco. The Spirit and creation. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2020, vol.54, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 2305-0853.

This article explores the relation between the Spirit and creation, or rather the theology of the Spirit and a theology of creation, with reference to the theology of Michael Welker. The first part of this descriptive article explores what Welker refers to as a reductionist understanding of creation. The second part is an in-depth exploration of Welker's understanding of biblical creation. In this light, the third part examines the relation between this differentiated understanding of biblical creation and the Spirit. The conclusion explored the implications of Welker's theology of creation for his theology of the Spirit. It explains how Welker's understanding of this relation, which allows for a more complex understanding of the Spirit's role in reality, provides impulses, for example, for ecotheology.

Keywords : Holy Spirit; creation; new creation; law; justice.

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