God's Action in Nature's World: Essays in Honour of Robert John Russellby Nathan Hallanger, Robert J. Russell
Pub. Date: 06/30/2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In 1981 Robert John Russell founded what would become the leading center of research at the interface of science and religion, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Throughout its twenty-five year history, CTNS under Russell's leadership has continued to guide and further the dialogue between science and theology. Russell has been an articulate
In 1981 Robert John Russell founded what would become the leading center of research at the interface of science and religion, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. Throughout its twenty-five year history, CTNS under Russell's leadership has continued to guide and further the dialogue between science and theology. Russell has been an articulate spokesperson in calling for "creative mutual interaction" between the two fields. God's Action in Nature's World brings together sixteen internationally-recognized scholars to assess Robert Russell's impact on the discipline of science and religion. Focusing on three areas of Russell's work - methodology, cosmology, and divine action in quantum physics - this book celebrates Robert John Russell's contribution to the interdisciplinary engagement between the natural sciences and theology.
Table of ContentsContents: Preface, Nathan Hallanger; Robert John Russell's contribution to the theology & science dialogue, Ted Peters. Part I Creative Mutual Interaction Between Science and Theology: Relating the natural sciences to theology: levels of creative mutual interaction, William R. Stoeger, SJ; Creative mutual interaction: Robert John Russell's contribution to theology and science methodology, Nancey Murphy; 'Creative mutual interaction' as manifesto, research program, and regulative ideal, Philip Clayton; 'Creative mutual interaction' as an epistemic tool for interdisciplinary dialogue, J. Wentzel van Huyssteen; The sciences and the religions: some preliminary East Asian reflections on Christian theology of nature, Heup Young Kim. Part II Quantum Physics and Divine Action: Atoms may be small, but they're everywhere: Robert Russell's theological engagement with the quantum revolution, Kirk Wegter-McNelly; Indeterminacy, holism and God's action, Ian G. Barbour; Basic puzzles in science and religion, Charles H. Townes; Quantum theology, John Polkinghorne; Robert John Russell's theology of God's action, Wesley J. Wildman. Part III Cosmology and God's Action in Nature's World: Today's playing field: theology and science, George V. Coyne, SJ; Emergent realities with causal efficacy - some philosophical and theological applications, Arthur Peacocke; Non-interventionist divine action: Robert Russell, Wolfhart Pannenberg and the freedom of the (natural) world, Lou Ann Trost; How many universes?, Paul Davies; Bodies matter: a new fad and a fallacy in the name of science, Noreen Herzfeld. Published works of Robert John Russell; Index.
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