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.

Religion in an Age of Science

A comprehensive examination of the major issues between science and religion in today's world.

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Author: Ian G. Barbour

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062287243

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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A comprehensive examination of the major issues between science and religion in today's world.

Nature God and Humanity

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Author: Arthur Robert Peacocke

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:230549949

Category: Religion and science

Page: 110

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God Cosmology Nothingness Theory and Theology in a Scientific Age

Not Wily!?)1633 Theory and Theology in d'Scientific Age - - ...” - so co" : * * * God, Cosmology and Nothingness — Theory and Theology in a.

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Author: Gary Clifford Gibson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365193354

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Select contemporary issues of theology, philosophy and cosmology seem conflicting to pros and ordinary people alike. How can Biblical issues of Genesis be correlated with Big Bang theory and evolution with theistic creation? Gary Clifford Gibson examines many of salient issues even published physicists blunder about in fields beyond their usual professional occupational interests concerning philosophy, theology, and history misleading to the public today. The author regards problems even theologians stumble upon; such as. when the tribulation occurred (in the first century a.d. or to be announced), Adam and Eve, the time-line of Genesis, the Biblical flood and Multiverse theory.

Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning

In this timely and provocative book, Nancey Murphy sets out to dispel skepticism regarding Christian belief.

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Author: Nancey Murphy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501724534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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In this timely and provocative book, Nancey Murphy sets out to dispel skepticism regarding Christian belief. She argues for the rationality of Christian belief by showing that theological reasoning is similar to scientific reasoning as described by contemporary philosophy of science. Murphy draws on new historicist accounts of science, particularly that of lmre Lakatos. According to Lakatos, scientists work within a "research program" consisting of a fixed core theory and a series of changing auxiliary hypotheses that allow for prediction and explanation of novel facts: Murphy argues that strikingly similar patterns of reasoning can be used to justify theological assertions. She provides an original characterization of theological data and explores the consequences for theology and philosophy of religion of adopting such an approach.

God in the Age of Science

God in the Age of Science? is a critical examination of strategies for the philosophical defence of religious belief.

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Author: Herman Philipse

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191505058

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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God in the Age of Science? is a critical examination of strategies for the philosophical defence of religious belief. The main options may be presented as the end nodes of a decision tree for religious believers. The faithful can interpret a creedal statement (e.g. 'God exists') either as a truth claim, or otherwise. If it is a truth claim, they can either be warranted to endorse it without evidence, or not. Finally, if evidence is needed, should its evidential support be assessed by the same logical criteria that we use in evaluating evidence in science, or not? Each of these options has been defended by prominent analytic philosophers of religion. In part I Herman Philipse assesses these options and argues that the most promising for believers who want to be justified in accepting their creed in our scientific age is the Bayesian cumulative case strategy developed by Richard Swinburne. Parts II and III are devoted to an in-depth analysis of this case for theism. Using a 'strategy of subsidiary arguments', Philipse concludes (1) that theism cannot be stated meaningfully; (2) that if theism were meaningful, it would have no predictive power concerning existing evidence, so that Bayesian arguments cannot get started; and (3) that if the Bayesian cumulative case strategy did work, one should conclude that atheism is more probable than theism. Philipse provides a careful, rigorous, and original critique of atheism in the world today.

Belief in God in an Age of Science

In this thought-provoking book, the author focuses on the collegiality between science and theology, contending that these "intellectual cousins" are both concerned with interpreted experience and with the quest for truth about reality.

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Author: John Polkinghorne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300174106

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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John Polkinghorne is a major figure in today’s debates over the compatibility of science and religion. Internationally known as both a theoretical physicist and a theologian—the only ordained member of the Royal Society—Polkinghorne brings unique qualifications to his inquiry into the possibilities of believing in God in an age of science. In this thought-provoking book, the author focuses on the collegiality between science and theology, contending that these "intellectual cousins" are both concerned with interpreted experience and with the quest for truth about reality. He argues eloquently that scientific and theological inquiries are parallel. The book begins with a discussion of what belief in God can mean in our times. Polkinghorne explores a new natural theology and emphasizes the importance of moral and aesthetic experience and the human intuition of value and hope. In other chapters, he compares science’s struggle to understand the nature of light with Christian theology’s struggle to understand the nature of Christ. He addresses the question, Does God act in the physical world? And he extends his ideas about the role of chaos theory, surveys the prospects for future dialogue between scientific and theological thinkers, and defends a critical realist understanding of the activities of both disciplines. Polkinghorne concludes with a consideration of the nature of mathematical truths and the links between the complementary realities of physical and mental experience.

Religion and Science

This is a significantly expanded and feshly revised version of Religion in an Age of Science, winner of the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence and the Templeton Book Award.

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Author: Ian G. Barbour

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062277213

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Religion and Science is a definitive contemporary discussion of the many issues surrounding our understanding of God and religious truth and experience in our understanding of God and religious truth and experience in our scientific age. This is a significantly expanded and feshly revised version of Religion in an Age of Science, winner of the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence and the Templeton Book Award. Ian G. Barbour--the premier scholar in the field--has added three crucial historical chapters on physics and metaphysics in the seventeenth century, nature and God in the eighteenth century, and biology and theology in the nineteenth century. He has also added new sections on developments in nature-centered spirituality, information theory, and chaos and complexity theories.

Science and Religion 400 B C to A D 1550

Grant illuminates how today's scientific culture originated with the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages.

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Author: Edward Grant

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801884012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

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Grant illuminates how today's scientific culture originated with the religious thinkers of the Middle Ages.

The Big Questions in Science and Religion

Explores ten questions that consider if religious beliefs can survive in the scientific age.

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Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599471358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

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Explores ten questions that consider if religious beliefs can survive in the scientific age.

The New Birth of Christianity

Discusses the permanence of religion, modern science and pluralism, religion in America, the early church, and the outlook of Christian Scientists

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Author: Richard A. Nenneman

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015024975198

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Discusses the permanence of religion, modern science and pluralism, religion in America, the early church, and the outlook of Christian Scientists

God Revised

Having left an upbringing in a family of Mennonite preachers to discover his own experience of God, Galen Guengerich understands the modern American struggle to combine modern world views with outdated religious dogma.

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Author: Galen Guengerich

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781137356116

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Over the past few decades, the ever-expanding scientific knowledge of the universe and the human condition, combined with the evolution from religion-based to personal morality, has led to a mass crisis of faith. Leaders of most Protestant and Catholic religious traditions, which include nearly 80 percent of Americans, have watched their memberships stagnate or dwindle. Over the years, philosophers and scientists have argued that science has in fact "killed" God, and that if we believe the facts science has presented, we must also accept that God is fiction. Others, holding fast to their long-standing doctrines, attempt to justify their beliefs by using God to explain gaps in scientific knowledge. Having left an upbringing in a family of Mennonite preachers to discover his own experience of God, Galen Guengerich understands the modern American struggle to combine modern world views with outdated religious dogma. Drawing upon his own experiences, he proposes that just as humanity has had to evolve its conception of the universe to coincide with new scientific discoveries, we are long overdue in evolving our concept of God. Gone are the days of the magical, supernatural deity in the sky who visits wrath upon those who have not followed his word. Especially in a scientific age, we need an experience of a God we can believe in—an experience that grounds our morality, unites us in community, and engages us with a world that still holds more mystery than answers.

Paths from Science Towards God

By applying the principles of scientific thought to theological matters, Arthur Peacocke argues that the divine principle is at work behind all aspects of existence - both spiritual and physical.

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Author: Arthur R. Peacocke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780744599

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Author is winner of 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, worth $1 million dollars. By applying the principles of scientific thought to theological matters, Arthur Peacocke argues that the divine principle is at work behind all aspects of existence - both spiritual and physical. This study tackles head-on such fundamental issues as how evolution can be reconciled with creation, and the relationship between Newton, causality and divine action. He concludes with an optimistic new theology for our brave new world,

The Territories of Human Reason

This ground-breaking volume sets out to engage these questions and will provoke intense discussion and debate.

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Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in S

ISBN: 9780198813101

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 288

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Our understanding of human rationality has changed significantly since the beginning of the century, with growing emphasis being placed on multiple rationalities, each adapted to the specific tasks of communities of practice. We may think of the world as an ontological unity-but we use a plurality of methods to investigate and represent this world. This development has called into question both the appeal to a universal rationality, characteristic of the Enlightenment, and also the simple 'modern-postmodern' binary. The Territories of Human Reason is the first major study to explore the emergence of multiple situated rationalities. It focuses on the relation of the natural sciences and Christian theology, but its approach can easily be extended to other disciplines. It provides a robust intellectual framework for discussion of transdisciplinarity, which has become a major theme in many parts of the academic world. Alister E. McGrath offers a major reappraisal of what it means to be 'rational' which will have significant impact on older discussions of this theme. He sets out to explore the consequences of the seemingly inexorable move away from the notion of a single universal rationality towards a plurality of cultural and domain-specific methodologies and rationalities. What does this mean for the natural sciences? For the philosophy of science? For Christian theology? And for the interdisciplinary field of science and religion? How can a single individual hold together scientific and religious ideas, when these arise from quite different rational approaches? This ground-breaking volume sets out to engage these questions and will provoke intense discussion and debate.

Dictionary of Christianity and Science

" --Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary "This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian's library. I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing.

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Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310496069

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently--until now. Featuring entries from over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from the existence of Adam and Eve to the age of the earth, evolution and string theory. FEATURES INCLUDE: Over 450 entries that will help you think through some of today's most challenging scientific topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more Multiple-view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare differing Christian viewpoints Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning Fully cross-referenced, entries include references and recommendations for further reading Advance Praise: "Every Christian studying science will want a copy within arm’s reach." --Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary "This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian's library. I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing." --Lee Strobel, Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics, Houston Baptist University "Sparkles with passion, controversy, and diverse perspectives."--Karl Giberson, professor of science and religion, Stonehill College "An impressive resource that presents a broad range of topics from a broad tent of evangelical scholars."--Michael R. Licona, Houston Baptist University "I am certain that this dictionary will serve the church for many years in leading many to demonstrate that modern science can glorify our Creator and honor his creation." --Denis O. Lamoureux, University of Alberta "'Dictionary' is too humble a label for what this is! I anticipate that this will offer valuable guidance for Christian faithfulness." --C. John Collins, Covenant Theological Seminary Get answers to the difficult questions surround faith and science! Adam and Eve | the Age of the Earth | Climate Change | Evolution | Fossil Record | Genesis Flood | Miracles | Cosmology | Big Bang theory | Bioethics | Darwinism Death | Extraterrestrial Life | Multiverse | String theory | and much, much more

George Berkeley Religion and Science in the Age of Enlightenment

The essays collected in this volume, written by some leading scholars, aim to reconstruct the complexity of Berkeley’s figure, without selecting "major" works, nor searching for "coherence" at any cost.

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Author: Silvia Parigi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048192439

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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George Berkeley was considered "the most engaging and useful man in Ireland in the eighteenth century". This hyperbolic statement refers both to Berkeley’s life and thought; in fact, he always considered himself a pioneer called to think and do new things. He was an empiricist well versed in the sciences, an amateur of the mechanical arts, as well as a metaphysician; he was the author of many completely different discoveries, as well as a very active Christian, a zealous bishop and the apostle of the Bermuda project. The essays collected in this volume, written by some leading scholars, aim to reconstruct the complexity of Berkeley’s figure, without selecting "major" works, nor searching for "coherence" at any cost. They will focus on different aspects of Berkeley’s thought, showing their intersections; they will explore the important contributions he gave to various scientific disciplines, as well as to the eighteenth-century philosophical and theological debate. They will highlight the wide influence that his presently most neglected or puzzling books had at the time; they will refuse any anachronistical trial of Berkeley’s thought, judged from a contemporary point of view.