Minding God

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Overview

Does it make sense to speak of the "mind of God"? Are humans unique? Do we have souls? Our growing explorations of the cognitive sciences pose significant challenges to and opportunities for theological reflection. Gregory Peterson introduces these sciences: neuroscience, artificial intelligence, animal cognition, linguistics, and psychology-that specifically contribute to the new picture and their philosophical underpinnings. He shows its implications for rethinking longstanding Western assumptions about the unity of the self, the nature of consciousness, free will, inherited sin, and religious experience. Such findings also illumine our understanding of God's own mind, the God-world relationship, new notions of divine design, and the implications of a universe of evolving minds.

Peterson is gifted at explaining scientific concepts and drawing their implications for religious belief and theology. His work demonstrates how new work in cognitive sciences upends and reconfigures many popular assumptions about human uniqueness, mind-body relationship, and how we speak of divine and human intelligence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800634988
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Theology and the Sciences Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Pt. 1 God, Mind, and Cognitive Science
1 What Does Silicon Valley Have to Do with Jerusalem? 3
2 How the Mind Works: A Cognitive Science Perspective 23
Pt. 2 Minding Persons
3 Fitting Square Pegs into Round Wholes: The Problem of Consciousness 49
4 Do Split Brains Listen to Prozac? 74
5 Mysterium Tremendum 99
Pt. 3 Minding Nature
6 Alone in the Universe? 121
7 Whence Original Sin? 151
Pt. 4 Minding God
8 The Mind of God 183
9 The Nature and Destiny of Minds 202
Glossary 223
Notes 227
Bibliography 235
Index 247
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