The Order of Things: Explorations in Scientific Theology

John Wiley & Sons, 15 avr. 2008 - 288 pages
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Provocative and immensely well informed, The Order of Thingsrepresents a substantial and original contribution to the fields ofsystematic theology, historical theology, and the science andreligion dialogue. Leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath exploreshow the working methods and assumptions of the natural sciences canbe 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 naturalsciences can be used to inform and stimulate systematictheology
  • Continues McGrath’s acclaimed exploration of scientifictheology, begun with his groundbreaking three-volume work, AScientific Theology
  • Includes a landmark extended analysis of whether doctrinaldevelopment can be explained using Darwinian evolutionary models,and exploration of how the transition from a “scientifictheology” to a future “scientific dogmatics”might be made
  • Supported by a published review of McGrath’s scientifictheology project, which is currently the best brief introduction tohis thought.

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1 Alister McGraths Scientific Theology
2 Is a Scientific Theology Intellectual Nonsense? Engaging with Richard Dawkins
3 A University Sermon On Natural Theology
4 Towards the Restatement and Renewal of a Natural Theology A Dialogue with the Classic English Tradition
5 Stratification Levels of Reality and the Limits of Reductionism
6 The Evolution of Doctrine? A Critical Examination of the Theological Validity of Biological Models of Doctrinal Development
7 Assimilation in the Development of Doctrine The Theological Significance of Jean Piaget
8 AWorking Paper The Ordering of the World in a Scientific Theology
9 AWorking Paper Iterative Procedures and Closure in Systematic Theology
10 The Church as the Starting Point for a Scientific Dogmatics
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Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. He earned his D.Phil. from Oxford for research in molecular biophysics, and his D.D. for research in historical and systematic theology. He is the author of numerous bestselling textbooks and also the acclaimed Scientific Theology trilogy: Nature, Reality, and Theory (2001-3).

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