chapter  11
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A Glimpse of the Cosmic Dance

The theological theme of this book (if it can be said to have had one at all) has been very simple and very obvious. It is that salvation is not to be found in escape from or denial of the world.1 We are not saved from a world which is by its very essence and character corrupting. Such a notion is not found in the Hebrew tradition, though it has had to struggle to be recog­ nised in the Christian. Rather, we are saved in a cosmos which is shot through and through with practical, material, enfleshed, enduring love-the love that is the nature and very essence of God. It is this God who created and sustains this cosmos.