Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows

Embracing the Ivory Tower and Stained Glass Windows

Author: Jennifer Baldwin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319239446

Category: Religion

Page: 249

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This book brings together contributions from scholars from Europe and the United States to honor the theological work of Antje Jackelén, the first female Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. In Archbishop Antje Jackelén’s installation homily, she identifies the strength of the Church as a “global network of prayer threads.” This book is an honorary and celebratory volume providing a “global network of prayerful essays” by contributors from a variety of academic disciplines to creatively engage, reflect, and illuminate the theological work of Archbishop Jackelén. Prior to her tenure in the Church of Sweden as Bishop of the Diocese of Lund and now the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, Jackelén served as professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Zygon Center and President of European Society for the Study of Science and Religion (ESSSAT). While each essay intentionally embraces the theological and ministerial work of Jackelén during her academic tenure, they also venture into areas as diverse as climate change, media studies, human uniqueness, hermeneutics, time, ethics, Christian theological tradition and history, traumatology, politics and society. As the first diverse explication of the theological thinking of Archbishop Jackelén by her theological colleagues, this text provides scholars with an expansion of the scope of Archbishop Jackelén’s theological thinking and initiates laity into the impact of Jackelén thinking that combines with grace and precision the traditions of the Church, the challenges and gifts of the sciences, and the needs and longings of society and the world.

Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue

Ernan McMullin and Critical Realism in the Science-Theology Dialogue

Author: Paul L. Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317141761

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Scientists, philosophers and theologians have wrestled repeatedly with the question of whether knowledge is similar or different in their various understandings of the world and God. Although agreement is still elusive, the epistemology of critical realism, associated with Ian Barbour, John Polkinghorne and Arthur Peacocke, remains widely credible. Relying on the lifetime work of philosopher Ernan McMullin, this book expands our understanding of critical realism beyond a permanent stand-off between the subjective and objective, whether in science or theology. Critical realism illuminates the subject and the objectively known simultaneously. Responding to criticisms made against it, this book defends critical realism in science and theology with a specific role to play in our understanding of God.

Human Person in Science and Theology

Human Person in Science and Theology

Author: Niels Henrik Gregersen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567258472

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The concept of human personhood is central to theology and philosophy. It has also become crucial in interdisciplinary fields like bio-ethics and theology and science. In this book leading European and American scholars explore the dimensions of personhood from scientific and theological perspectives. Contributors include Mary Midgely, Fraser Watts, Philip Hefner, Michael Welker, Dennis Bielfeldt and John A. Teske. This is an important collection and shows the extent to which the current dialogue between science and theology is no longer confined to discussing the relation of theology with physics and biology, but also with neuroscience, psychology and sociology.

Personal Being

Personal Being

Author: Andrew T. Grosso

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820488976

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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Personal Being: Polanyi, Ontology, and Christian Theology contributes to Michael Polanyi studies, to the conversation between philosophy and theology, and to the contemporary renaissance in trinitarian theology. The author begins by elaborating the ontology implied by Polanyi's theory of personal knowledge and argues that personhood is a fundamental category for understanding reality. He then explores the reception of Polanyi's philosophy in theological studies and outlines a method responsive to interdisciplinary dialogue. Finally, he employs a Polanyian model of personhood to examine the doctrine of the Trinity and suggests that this effort anticipates the development of a personalistic Christian cosmology.

The Big Bang and God

The Big Bang and God

Author: Chandra Wickramasinghe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137535030

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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As advanced by astronomer-cosmologist Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomy, biology, astrobiology, astrophysics, and cosmology converge agreeably with natural theology. In The Big Bang and God, these interdisciplinary convergences are developed by an astronomer collaborating with a theologian.

Cosmology Without God?

Cosmology Without God?

Author: David Alcalde

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532636851

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Is God a superfluous hypothesis for modern cosmology? According to the normal understanding of modern science, the answer should be affirmative because modern science is supposed to be free of metaphysical and theological presuppositions. However, despite its self-proclaimed neutrality regarding metaphysics and theology, modern science is full of metaphysical and theological presuppositions. These can be summarized as a mechanistic understanding of nature, a reduction of God to an external agent in competition with natural processes, and creation to a worldly mechanism. These presuppositions are deficient and untenable, and they remain unconscious for the most part in the dialogue between science and theology, making it intellectually impossible because of the reduced notions of God, nature, and creation assumed. Using the coherent and unreduced image of God and nature provided by the Christian doctrine of creation ex nihilo, Fr. David Alcalde intends to uncover and criticize the incoherent theological assumptions inherent in a concrete branch of modern science, which is modern cosmology. The author points out the presence of these inadequate theological presuppositions in both the theologians who use modern cosmology to offer scientific proof for the existence of God and the atheistic cosmologists who use their science to reject the idea of God.

Catholicism and Science

Catholicism and Science

Author: Peter M.J Hess

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313021954

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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When most people think about Catholicism and science, they will automatically think of one of the famous events in the history of science - the condemnation of Galileo by the Roman Catholic Church. But the interaction of Catholics with science has been - and is - far more complex and positive than that depicted in the legend of the Galileo affair. Understanding the natural world has always been a strength of Catholic thought and research - from the great theologians of the Middle Ages to the present day - and science has been a hallmark of Catholic education for centuries. Catholicism and Science, a volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion series, covers all aspects of the relationship of science and the Church: How Catholics interacted with the profound changes in the physical sciences (natural philosophy) and biological sciences (natural history) during the Scientific Revolution; how Catholic scientists reacted to the theory of evolution and their attempts to make evolution compatible with Catholic theology; and the implications of Roman Catholic doctrinal and moral teachings for neuroscientific research, and for investigation into genetics and cloning. The volume includes primary source documents, a glossary and timeline of important events, and an annotated bibliography of the most useful works for further research

The Power of Customer Misbehavior

The Power of Customer Misbehavior

Author: M. Fisher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137348920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 691

To stay competitive, firms need to build great products but they also need to lend these products to the uses and misuses of their customers and learn extensively from them. This is the first book to explore the idea that allowing customers to adapt features in online products or services to suit their needs is the key to viral growth.

Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Interplay between Religion, Film and Youth

Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Interplay between Religion, Film and Youth

Author: Anita Cloete

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928480204

Category: Social Science

Page: 131

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The relationship between the media and religion in a contemporary world is not only obvious, but also complex. In a culture that increasingly focuses on visual media, film plays a salient role in forging notions of identity and creates a sense of community in younger generations. In this book, an interdisciplinary team of scholars delve deep into the relationship amongst younger individuals from different countries, universities and disciplines, as well the influence of film on their developing worldview. The publication ultimately portrays the media as an agent of cultural and religious change, underscoring the necessity of critical, contextual and interdisciplinary reflection on the interplay between the media and religion.