This second, expanded edition of Arthur Peacocke's seminal work now includes the author's Gifford Lectures, as well as a new part three, in which he deals roundly with the central corpus of Christian belief for a scientific age.
Author: Arthur Robert Peacocke
Publisher: Fortress Press
This second, expanded edition of Arthur Peacocke's seminal work now includes the author's Gifford Lectures, as well as a new part three, in which he deals roundly with the central corpus of Christian belief for a scientific age. "Distinctively theological commitments are being rethought in light of scientific apprehensions of nature".--Ted Peters, Zygon.
"(This work) promises to raise the level and transform the nature of discourse on the relations of Christianity and science . . . (Funkenstein) leaps fearlessly from one philosophical mountaintop to another, comparing and contrasting ...
Author: Amos Funkenstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"(This work) promises to raise the level and transform the nature of discourse on the relations of Christianity and science . . . (Funkenstein) leaps fearlessly from one philosophical mountaintop to another, comparing and contrasting doctrines in an amazing display of intellectual dexterity. The result is a bold study of ideas . . . bristling with insight and perceptive reinterpretation of familiar episodes in the history of natural philosophy".--David C. Lindberg, "Journal of the History of Medicine". *Lightning Print On Demand Title
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.
Author: John Polkinghorne
Publisher: Yale University Press
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.
Arthur Peacocke, Theology for a Scientific Age: Being and Becoming—Natural,
Divine and Human, rev. ed. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993), 134. MYTH 19:
THAT DARWIN AND HAECKEL WERE COMPLICIT IN NAZI BIOLOGY Epigraphs
Author: Ronald L. Numbers
Publisher: Harvard University Press
If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald L. Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths. Until about the 1970s, the dominant narrative in the history of science had long been that of science triumphant, and science at war with religion. But a new generation of historians both of science and of the church began to examine episodes in the history of science and religion through the values and knowledge of the actors themselves. Now Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo’s incarceration to Darwin’s deathbed conversion to Einstein’s belief in a personal God who “didn’t play dice with the universe.” The picture of science and religion at each other’s throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, but each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths.
Many Buddhists also conclude that Buddhist interreligious dialogue should be
contextualized by scientific accounts of nature . In Religion and Science , Barbour
discusses four criteria that define successful scientific models and theories that ...
Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science offers a fresh and exciting view on the ideas, themes, and people engaged in the three-way dialogue between Christianity, Buddhism and the natural sciences. Ingram's comprehensive yet accessible scholarship is uniquely solid in both religion and science, and has the gift of making complex theories understandable.
Then let any one trace the history of the Theology of the Bible , from the time that
it was thus given to the world , and he will ... Scientific Age " is not yet done with
going back to those early days to find its most polished shafts with which to attack
Religion and Science in Europe, 1650–1750 Ann Blair, Kaspar von Greyerz.
Leibhaftiges bei Gott und den ... Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the
Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University
Author: Ann Blair
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Contributors: Ann Blair, Simona Boscani Leoni, John Hedley Brooke, Nicolas Brucker, Katherine Calloway, Kathleen Crowther, Brendan Dooley, Peter Harrison, Barbara Hunfeld, Eric Jorink, Scott Mandelbrote, Brian W. Ogilvie, Martine Pécharman, Jonathan Sheehan, Anne-Charlott Trepp, Rienk Vermij, Kaspar von Greyerz
In both Theology for a Scientific Age , and God and Science , SCM Press 1996 .
25. Dennett , op . cit . , p . 212 . 26. “ Top down ' and ' Bottom up ' causation are
discussed by Peacocke , Theology for a Scientific Age , pp . 53–63 , 157–65 ...
Author: Philip Luscombe
This work provides a comprehensive introduction to the issues raised by the interaction of science and religion. It describes the history of their relationship, which stretches far beyond the episodes of Galileo and Darwin, suggesting that contrary to popular myth Christianity provided a helpful context for the rise of modern science. The book also describes the issues raised by the philosophy of science, and deals in some detail with the new discipline of the sociology of science. It includes a brief overview of key areas of contemporary science, discussions of the use of science by theologians and many suggestions as to how theology should respond to the scientific culture in which we live.
the two sciences , as well as their objects and aims , being so different , it is
natural that in a theological age natural science should be looked upon with
suspicion ; and in a “ scientific ” age theology should be looked upon with hostility
The Rise of Pastoral Theology to a Scientific Theological Discipline THE
INCREASED SIGNIFICANCE OF GENERAL ( FUNDAMENTAL ) PASTORAL THEOLOGY The initiatives , which proceeded from the theology oriented to
preaching and ...
contradicted the theories and assertions of theology . Either , then , the
revelations that theology had “ accepted ” and the creeds that she had “ clung to "
must , if truth is to be preserved , be cast away , or science must ... This , in a scientific age ...
For an overview of realist positions , see Jarrett Leplin ( ed . ) , Scientific Realism
( Berkeley : University of California Press , 1984 ) . 7 . Barbour , Religion in an Age of Science , ch . 2 / 11 , esp . p . 43 ; Issues in Science and Religion , ch .
Author: Ian G. Barbour
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Ian G. Barbour is the internationally acknowledged pioneer in the field of 'science and religion'. Although public opinion is often swayed by strident voices which attempt to place science and religion in conflict or keep them totally isolated, Barbour's voluminous contributions over the past fifty years have carved out a trusted pathway to constructive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between science and religion.Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which for the first time he shares and reflects on his life and work, and a detailed bibliography of Barbour's works. Together, the authors demonstrate how Barbour's writings and the hundreds of scholars who have now become part of the field have changed the course of intellectual history in the West by making possible and necessary a truly constructive engagement between science and religion in the context of inter-religious dialogue and the global human and environmental challenges of our time.
der ' s labors in that department of theological the time of Neander , * and to his
heel buiten science in which he was above all distinguished , view of Christian
history there must have appeared and in which , above all , his name is destined
... which is no more THEOLOGY . science than bricks and timber are a It would be
a sorry spectacle to behold building . ... the wonder and lustre of our the most
useful implements of scientific age , and those bold theories which are discovery .
This extraordinary volume models a fruitful interaction between the profound discoveries of the natural sciences and the venerable and living wisdoms of the world's major religions.
Author: Ted Peters
Publisher: Fortress Press
This extraordinary volume models a fruitful interaction between the profound discoveries of the natural sciences and the venerable and living wisdoms of the world's major religions. Bridging Science and Religion brings together distin-guished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current questions in the field. Sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, it is an ideal starting point for novices, yet has much to offer academics, professionals, and students. Part 1 establishes a working methodology for bridge-building between scientific and religious approaches to reality. Part 2 lays down the challenge to current theological and ethical positions from genetics, neuroscience, natural law, and evolutionary biology. Part 3 offers a religious response to modern science from scholars working out of Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Latin American Catholic, and Chinese contexts. Showcasing attitudes toward science from outside the West and an inclusive and comparative perspective, Bridging Science and Religion brings a new and timely dimension to this burgeoning field.
More recently, in Theology for a Scientific Age, the theological agenda has taken
the driver's seat. Distinctively theological commitments are being rethought in
light of scientific apprehensions of nature. 61. John Polkinghorne, The Faith of a ...
Author: Ted Peters
How can we think about God's action in a quantum world of indeterminacy? in a world that began with a Big Bang? in a world in which life evolved and is continually evolving? in a world governed by entropy and heading toward its eventual heat death? These are some of the most perplexing questions that have arisen from the rapid scientific and techno
Theology and The Philosophy of Science , trans . Francis McDonagh .
Philadelphia : Westminster Press , 1976 . Peacocke , Arthur . Theology for a Scientific Age : Being and Becoming — Natural , Divine , and Human .
Minneapolis , MN ...
Author: Paul S. Chung
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
This book aims to rearticulate and reinterpret a Christian concept of God’s mission and evangelization in light of the universal, irregular, and transversal horizon of God’s narrative as it pertains to the realities of public sphere. Paul Chung maintains that mission serves the Word of God which is revealed in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit for all. It is salient to develop a theology of Trinitarian mission through the perspective of God’s living “word-event” in a hermeneutical, intercultural fashion. Here, a Trinitarian concept of missio Dei is deepened and refurbished in light of God as the Subject of speaking: through Israel, the church, and the face of innocent victims and religious outsiders. This perspective contextualizes and widens the mission of God’s narrative and deepens its universality in light of the word event.
SCIENCE " Brother , I believe you ' ve got it wrong . ... It is also a part of my thesis
that this scientific humanism which I am claiming is the real religion of this , our scientific age , is not a product of the 20th century - no , nor even the 19th , nor ...
Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning . Ithaca : Cornell ... What Has
Theology to Learn from Scientific Methodology ? " In Science and ... Theology for a Scientific Age : Being and Becoming — Natural , Divine and Human . London :
Author: Niels Henrik Gregersen
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
In this volume six leading American and European scientist-theologians rethink the relationship of theology and science under the growing challenge of pluralism.
Truth in the Age of Science Kevin J. Sharpe. Ogden , Schubert M . 1966 . The
Reality of God and Other Essays . New York : Harper & Row . - . 1972a . The
Reformation that We Want . Anglican Theological Review 54 : 4 ( October ) , pp .
Author: Kevin J. Sharpe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Is theology responsible to tradition or new insight? Institutional church or humanity at large? Spiritual or everyday existence? Revelation or scientific findings? In his new bookScience of God: Truth in the Age of Science, Kevin Sharpe proposes a method for doing theology which does not divorce it from the practical applications of science. Not only does this work establish that theology ought to be empirical in what it says about the world and God's relationship to it, but it also outlines a clear method for doing this. Science and theology can each share the same empirical method: when each attempts a description of any part of reality, it is relying on its own essential assumptions, or lens. When applied to theology, the method assumes the existence of God and then seeks the nature of God using falsifiable and verifiable techniques. Starting with the sciences that examine happiness--particularly biology, genetics, psychology, and social psychology--Science of God seeks to understand the spiritual nature of humans and, through it, the nature of God.