On The Moral Nature Of The Universe

On The Moral Nature Of The Universe

by George Ellis, Plus Urphy, Nancey Murphy
     
 

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… See more details below

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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)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Ch. 1Aim and Scope1
Ch. 2The Hierarchy of the Sciences19
Ch. 3Cosmology39
Ch. 4Revision of the Hierarchy64
Ch. 5Ethics, Theology, and the Social Sciences88
Ch. 6The Ethical Core115
Ch. 7Reconfiguration of Social Science in Light of Ethics141
Ch. 8Ethics and Theories of God173
Ch. 9Ethics, Cosmology, and Theories of God202
Ch. 10Epistemological Evaluation221
Index252

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