Natural history tell us that in the history of life on Earth there were several massive extinctions of life, before humans even came being. If I would be asked, I would tell that this was result of God’s choice to make this cataclysm happen and various species to disappear. (I hope that my lack of knowledge in this field doesn’t distorted reality too much.) This point of view implies that God is not only a Creator and Ruler of Universe, but in some sens also destroyer of life (I don’t know if this is right choice of words).
In Bible there is plenty of examples when God shows his power of destruction, by bringing floods, poisonous snakes, famine (with Covid-19 hard not to think about it) or death to man, to mention only one episode from Act of Apostles, so this is not very controversial point. At the same time when I found relatively a lot theological materials about God as creator of life, I have found nothing about God roles in destroying life and massive extinctions are extreme examples of that.
This lead to my question: does theology of massive extinctions exists at all now? If it doesn’t exists, why is such omission possible? Only reasonable answer that I can find is that theology of creation in today’s sens of the word is still to young and it haven’t enough time to consider events such as massive extinctions.