On The Moral Nature Of The Universe

On The Moral Nature Of The Universe

by George Ellis, Plus Urphy, Nancey Murphy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800629833

ISBN-13: 9780800629830

Pub. Date: 08/01/1996

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

What is the ethical import of contemporary scientific cosmology? How does our understanding of the universe relate to our most pressing social concerns? How do the disparate fields of theology, ethics, and the sciences relate to each other? Murphy and Ellis offer a coherent construction of these relations and show how a particular moral vision-a "kenotic" ethic-is

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What is the ethical import of contemporary scientific cosmology? How does our understanding of the universe relate to our most pressing social concerns? How do the disparate fields of theology, ethics, and the sciences relate to each other? Murphy and Ellis offer a coherent construction of these relations and show how a particular moral vision-a "kenotic" ethic-is supported "from below" by the social sciences and "from above" by theology. The theological import of contemporary cosmology, they argue, points ultimately to an ethic that centers on self-sacrifice and nonviolence. In ambition, rigor, and scale, in its search for an integrated and coherent worldview at a time of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, readers will find this volume daring and important.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629830
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Theology and the Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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