The God of Nature: Incarnation and Contemporary Science

The God of Nature: Incarnation and Contemporary Science

by Christopher C. Knight
     
 

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It often seems that only insurance policies refer to "acts of God" occurring in everyday life. Although Christians have professed the God of Israel, they often have assumed a naturalistic framework that harks back to the Greeks. Doing so, says Christopher Knight, has masked the explanatory potential of a basic Christian affirmation: the Incarnation.

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It often seems that only insurance policies refer to "acts of God" occurring in everyday life. Although Christians have professed the God of Israel, they often have assumed a naturalistic framework that harks back to the Greeks. Doing so, says Christopher Knight, has masked the explanatory potential of a basic Christian affirmation: the Incarnation.

Knight's book forges a third way of thinking, beyond deism and theism, about divine engagement with the world. Knight sees God's intimate involvement with creation and history as implied in the reality of the Incarnation and essentially confirming divine purpose in and a kind of sacramental character to all events as they unfold in the world. On this basis, he brings remarkably fresh insight to the questions of providence, miracles, personal prayer, the Virgin Birth and the Ascension of Jesus. His work promises not to displace science, nor to plead for special exceptions on special occasions, but to see God as always active in the very warp and woof of the universe and its laws.

About the Author:
Christopher C. Knight is Executive Secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion and a Research Associate of the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451405170
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
347 KB

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