Human Person in Science and Theology

The dialogue between science and theology is no longer confined to discussing theology, physics and biology, but, as these essays make clear, sociology, psychology & neuroscience are now open for discussions between theologians and ...

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Author: Niels Henrik Gregersen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567086921

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The dialogue between science and theology is no longer confined to discussing theology, physics and biology, but, as these essays make clear, sociology, psychology & neuroscience are now open for discussions between theologians and scientists.

Intelligent Design

In this book William A. Dembski brilliantly argues that intelligent design provides a crucial link between science and theology.

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Author: William A. Dembski

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083082314X

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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In this book William A. Dembski brilliantly argues that intelligent design provides a crucial link between science and theology. This is a pivotal work from a thinker whom Phillip Johnson calls "one of the most important of the `design' theorists."

Issues in Science and Theology Nature and Beyond

This book addresses a variety of important questions on nature, science, and spirituality: Is the natural world all that there is? Or is it possible to move ‘beyond nature’? What might it mean to transcend nature?

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Author: Michael Fuller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030311813

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 837

This book addresses a variety of important questions on nature, science, and spirituality: Is the natural world all that there is? Or is it possible to move ‘beyond nature’? What might it mean to transcend nature? What reflections of anything ‘beyond nature’ might be found in nature itself? Gathering papers originally delivered at the 2018 annual conference of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT), the book includes contributions of an international group of scientists, philosophers, theologians and historians, all discussing nature and what may lie beyond it. More than 20 chapters explore questions of science, nature, spirituality and more, including Nature – and Beyond? Immanence and Transcendence in Science and Religion Awe and wonder in scientific practice: Implications for the relationship between science and religion The Cosmos Considered as a Moral Institution The transcendent within: how our own biology leads to spirituality Preserving the heavens and the earth: Planetary sustainability from a Biblical and educational perspective Issues in Science and Theology: Nature – and Beyond will benefit a broad audience of students, scholars and faculty in such disciplines as philosophy, history of science, theology, and ethics.

One World

Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues.

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Author: John C. Polkinghorne

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599472003

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues. In One World he develops his thesis through an examination of the nature of science, the nature of the physical world, the character of theology, and the modes of thought in science and theology. He identifies "points of interaction" and points of potential conflict between science and religion. Along the way, he discusses creation, determinism, prayer, miracles, and future life, and he explains his rejection of scientific reductionism and his defense of natural theology.

Science Theology and Ethics

This book begins with faith in God the Creator of the world, and then expands our understanding of creation in light of Big Bang cosmology and new discoveries in physics.

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Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351901727

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Science challenges faith to seek fuller understanding, and faith challenges science to be socially and ethically responsible. This book begins with faith in God the Creator of the world, and then expands our understanding of creation in light of Big Bang cosmology and new discoveries in physics. Examining the expanding frontier of genetic research, Ted Peters draws out implications for theological understandings of human nature and human freedom. Issues discussed include: methodology in science and theology; eschatology in cosmology and theology; freedom and responsibility in evolution and theology; and genetic determinism, genetic engineering, and cloning in relation to freedom, the comodification of human life, and equitable distribution of the fruits of genetic technology. The dialogue model of relationship between science and religion, proposed in this book, provides a common ground for the disparate voices among theologians, scientists, and world religions. This common ground has the potential to breathe new life into current debates about the world in which we live, move, and have our being.

Wisdom Or Knowledge

This volume embodies the variety of perspectives from different cultural backgrounds and reflects the role of culture on the meta-level of writing and reading.

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Author: Willem B. Drees

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567030997

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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Considers various interactions between science, theology and culture from the viewpoints of philosophy, ethics, ecology, hermeneutics, history, and Eastern Orthodoxy. This volume embodies the variety of perspectives from different cultural backgrounds and reflects the role of culture on the meta-level of writing and reading.

Science and Religion

Alister E. McGrath is ideally placed to write this book. He is a world-renowned theologian and author, praised for his clear and precise writing, and an acknowledged expert on the relationship between science and religion.

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Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358087

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. Ideally suited to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area, it incorporates numerous student-friendly features, including maps, summaries, and historical references, resulting in the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences available. Examines the historical, theological, philosophical and scientific aspects of the interaction between religion and science Fully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates on scientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, and discussions about the relationship between science and religion in major world faiths Includes a historical component to enable readers to orientate themselves within the subject Takes a topic based approach which fits into the existing structure of most courses, and includes explanatory material not found in other works of this kind, making it highly accessible for those with little scientific or religious background knowledge Incorporates illustrations, tables, maps, summaries and questions for a lively and engaging approach to the subject Written by world-renowned theologian, Alister McGrath; author of bestselling books such as Dawkins’ God, and an acknowledged expert in the field of science and religion

Issues in Science and Theology Nature and Beyond

This book addresses a variety of important questions on nature, science, and spirituality: Is the natural world all that there is? Or is it possible to move ‘beyond nature’? What might it mean to transcend nature?

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Author: Michael Fuller

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030311827

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 365

This book addresses a variety of important questions on nature, science, and spirituality: Is the natural world all that there is? Or is it possible to move ‘beyond nature’? What might it mean to transcend nature? What reflections of anything ‘beyond nature’ might be found in nature itself? Gathering papers originally delivered at the 2018 annual conference of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT), the book includes contributions of an international group of scientists, philosophers, theologians and historians, all discussing nature and what may lie beyond it. More than 20 chapters explore questions of science, nature, spirituality and more, including Nature – and Beyond? Immanence and Transcendence in Science and Religion Awe and wonder in scientific practice: Implications for the relationship between science and religion The Cosmos Considered as a Moral Institution The transcendent within: how our own biology leads to spirituality Preserving the heavens and the earth: Planetary sustainability from a Biblical and educational perspective Issues in Science and Theology: Nature – and Beyond will benefit a broad audience of students, scholars and faculty in such disciplines as philosophy, history of science, theology, and ethics.

Ramified Natural Theology in Science and Religion

This book offers a rationale for a new ‘ramified natural theology’ that is in dialogue with both science and historical-critical study of the Bible.

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Author: Rodney Holder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000205787

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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This book offers a rationale for a new ‘ramified natural theology’ that is in dialogue with both science and historical-critical study of the Bible. Traditionally, knowledge of God has been seen to come from two sources, nature and revelation. However, a rigid separation between these sources cannot be maintained, since what purports to be revelation cannot be accepted without qualification: rational argument is needed to infer both the existence of God from nature and the particular truth claims of the Christian faith from the Bible. Hence the distinction between ‘bare natural theology’ and ‘ramified natural theology.’ The book begins with bare natural theology as background to its main focus on ramified natural theology. Bayesian confirmation theory is utilised to evaluate competing hypotheses in both cases, in a similar manner to that by which competing hypotheses in science can be evaluated on the basis of empirical data. In this way a case is built up for the rationality of a Christian theist worldview. Addressing issues of science, theology and revelation in a new framework, this book will be of keen interest to scholars working in Religion and Science, Natural Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology, and Science and Culture.

Science and Theology

In this book, James K. Dew explores McGrath's contribution to the issue and highlights the benefits of adopting a critical realist perspective such as his own.

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Author: James K. Dew

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608998555

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Alister McGrath's work on the relationship between Science and Theology makes the most notable contribution to the subject written by an evangelical in recent history. McGrath holds earned doctorates in both science and theology, and his three volume set, A Scientific Theology, is the culmination of three decades of his work on the subject. In this book, James K. Dew explores McGrath's contribution to the issue and highlights the benefits of adopting a critical realist perspective such as his own. In particular, Dew argues that McGrath's approach helps establish a unified theory of knowledge, and holds significant advantages for scientists and theologians alike.

Theology for a Scientific Age

"Enlarged edition.

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Author: Arthur Robert Peacocke

Publisher: Theology and the Sciences

ISBN: UVA:X002329343

Category: Religion

Page: 438

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"Enlarged edition."Originally published: Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass. : B. Blackwell, 1990, in series: Signposts in theology. Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-432) and index. Contents: The theological and scientific enterprises -- 'Science and religion' -- Attitudes to science and theology -- Science and theology today: a critical-realist perspective -- The relation between science and theology -- pt. I. Natural being and becoming -- What's there? -- What's going on? -- Who's there? -- What does it all mean? -- pt. II. Divine being and becoming -- Asking 'why?' : the search for intelligibility and meaning -- 'God' as response to the search for intelligibility and meaning -- The concept of God : implications of scientific perspective -- God's interaction with the world -- pt. III. Human being and becoming -- God's communication with humanity -- Natural human being : the perspectives of the sciences and their implications for theology -- The long search and Jesus of Nazareth -- Divine being becoming human -- Divine meaning and human becoming -- L'Envoi : the divine means for and the end of human becoming.

Theological Mysteries In Scientific Perspective

What are the scientific nuances of the theological vision of the human nature as imago Dei? These are some the questions addressed in the book.

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Author: Augustine Pamplany

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 9783959267700

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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The contemporary experience of the natural sciences envisages a very substantive and constructive interaction between science and theology. In tune with the global momentum of the science-theology interface, this book attempts to spell out some of the theological implications of the sweeping changes on the scientific scenario, revisioning several perennial theological themata, in physical, biological and cosmological categories. How to interpret the profound insights of the Christian revelation in a worldview that is almost imperialistically dominated by science? In a scientific culture, how do we still meaningfully talk of the Biblical conception of God creating the world? What are the natural, cosmic and secular implications of the summit points of Christian revelation like the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation, Eschatology, etc.? What are the scientific nuances of the theological vision of the human nature as imago Dei? These are some the questions addressed in the book.

Science and Religion

" "These questions form the nucleus of today's debate between science and religion. This book is a guide for that debate, identifying the questions, isolating the issues and pointing to ways the questions can be resolved.

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Author: John F. Haught

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809136066

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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"Has science made religion intellectually implausible? Does it rule out the existence of a personal God? In an age of science can we really believe that the universe has a "purpose"? And, finally, doesn't religion hold much of the blame for the present ecological crisis?" "These questions form the nucleus of today's debate between science and religion. This book is a guide for that debate, identifying the questions, isolating the issues and pointing to ways the questions can be resolved." "There are four possible ways, says John F. Haught, that we can view the relationship between religion and science. First, they can stand in complete opposition - the conflict position. Or, we can believe they are so different that conflict is impossible - the contrast position. A third approach holds that while science and religion are distinct, each has important implications for the other. A fourth way views them as different but mutually supportive."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

No God No Science

At a time when tedious polemic has done so much to obscure the relation between the history of modern Western science and the history of theology, and done so much to confuse the questions that the science and theology do and (more ...

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Author: Michael Hanby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119230878

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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No God, No Science: Theology, Cosmology, Biology presents a work of philosophical theology that retrieves the Christian doctrine of creation from the distortions imposed upon it by positivist science and the Darwinian tradition of evolutionary biology. Argues that the doctrine of creation is integral to the intelligibility of the world Brings the metaphysics of the Christian doctrine of creation to bear on the nature of science Offers a provocative analysis of the theoretical and historical relationship between theology, metaphysics, and science Presents an original critique and interpretation of the philosophical meaning of Darwinian biology

Bridging Science and Religion

Brings together distinguished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current questions in the field while establishing a working methodology for bridge-building between ...

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Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub

ISBN: 0800636252

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Brings together distinguished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current questions in the field while establishing a working methodology for bridge-building between scientific and religious approaches to reality; laying down the challenge to current theological and ethical positions from genetics, neuroscience, natural law, and evolutionary biology; and offering a religious response to modern science from scholars working out of Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Latin American Catholic, and Chinese contexts.

Science Theology and Ethics

This book begins with faith in God the Creator of the world and then expands our understanding of creation in light of Big Bang cosmology and new discoveries in physics.

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Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0754608255

Category: Religion

Page: 347

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Science challenges faith to seek fuller understanding and faith challenges science to be socially and ethically responsible. This book begins with faith in God the Creator of the world and then expands our understanding of creation in light of Big Bang cosmology and new discoveries in physics. Examining the expanding frontier of genetic research, Peters draws out implications for theological understandings of human nature and freedom. The dialogue model of relationship between science and religion, proposed in this book, provides a common ground for the disparate voices among theologians, scientists and world religions.

The Order of Things

The collection also includes a published review of McGrath’s scientific theology project, which is currently the best brief introduction to his thought.

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Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470680599

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Provocative and immensely well informed, The Order of Things represents a substantial and original contribution to the fields of systematic theology, historical theology, and the science and religion dialogue. Leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath explores how the working methods and assumptions of the natural sciences can be used to inform and stimulate systematic theology. Written by one of today's best-known Christian writers Explores how the working methods and assumptions of the natural sciences can be used to inform and stimulate systematic theology Continues McGrath’s acclaimed exploration of scientific theology, begun with his groundbreaking three-volume work, A Scientific Theology Includes a landmark extended analysis of whether doctrinal development can be explained using Darwinian evolutionary models, and exploration of how the transition from a “scientific theology” to a future “scientific dogmatics” might be made Supported by a published review of McGrath’s scientific theology project, which is currently the best brief introduction to his thought.

Science Religion and Society

"Science, Religion, and Society" covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, ...

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Author: Arri Eisen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317460138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

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This unique encyclopedia explores the historical and contemporary controversies between science and religion. It is designed to offer multicultural and multi-religious views, and provide wide-ranging perspectives. "Science, Religion, and Society" covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others. The first section, General Overviews, contains essays that provide a road map for exploring the major challenges and questions in science and religion. Following this, the Historical Perspectives section grounds these major questions in the past, and demonstrates how they have developed into the six broad areas of contemporary research and discussion that follow. These sections - Creation, the Cosmos, and Origins of the Universe; Ecology, Evolution, and the Natural World; Consciousness, Mind, and the Brain; Healers and Healing; Dying and Death; and Genetics and Religion - organize the questions and research that are the foundation of the enormous interest, and controversy, in science and religion today.

Science Religion and the Human Experience

In the other, they are separate spheres, in which the truth claims of one have little bearing on the other. This collection of provocative essays by leading thinkers offers a new way of looking at this problematic relationship.

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Author: James D. Proctor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198039068

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The relationship between science and religion is generally depicted in one of two ways. In one view, they are locked in an inevitable, eternal conflict in which one must choose a side. In the other, they are separate spheres, in which the truth claims of one have little bearing on the other. This collection of provocative essays by leading thinkers offers a new way of looking at this problematic relationship. The authors begin from the premise that both science and religion operate in, yet seek to reach beyond, specific historical, political, ideological, and psychological contexts. How may we understand science and religion as arising from, yet somehow transcending, human experience? Among the scholars who explore this question are Bruno Latour, Hilary Putnam, Jeffrey Burton Russell, Daniel Matt, Michael Ruse, Ronald Numbers, Pascal Boyer, and Alan Wallace. The volume is divided into four sections. The first takes a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion in broad terms: as spheres of knowledge or belief, realms of experience, and sources of authority. The other three sections take on topics that have been focal points of conflict between science and religion: the nature of the cosmos, the origin of life, and the workings of the mind. Ultimately, the authors argue, by seeing science and religion as irrevocably tied to human experience we can move beyond simple either/or definitions of reality and arrive at a more rich and complex view of both science and religion.

Forty Years of Science and Religion

This book celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the UK’s Science and Religion Forum by bringing together leading scientific and theological thinkers to reflect on the last four decades of the science-theology conversation and to chart ...

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Author: Neil Spurway

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443898492

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This book celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the UK’s Science and Religion Forum by bringing together leading scientific and theological thinkers to reflect on the last four decades of the science-theology conversation and to chart new directions for its future. Through an engagement with some of the most recent developments in the sciences as diverse as quantum holism, theories of emergence, technology studies, and the sociology of religion, the book explores a broad range of pressing theological questions, such as: What is religion? What does it mean to be human? How can theology best respond to the ecological crisis? In addressing these questions, and many more, the contributors to this volume forge innovative models for the interrelation of science and religion, making this book a timely and valuable resource for all those interested in the future of the science-theology conversation.