Religion and the Human Sciences: An Approach via Spirituality

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Proposes a new paradigm for interdisciplinary studies by applying the thought of Bernard Lonergan to define spirituality as the missing link between religion and theology.
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Overview

Proposes a new paradigm for interdisciplinary studies by applying the thought of Bernard Lonergan to define spirituality as the missing link between religion and theology.
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The second half of a manuscript Helminiak completed in 1991; the first was published in 1996 as . Together they propose a theory of spirituality as an academic discipline and science, a specialty not of theology but of psychology. Pivots around the thought of Bernard Lonergan, Don Browning, and Ken Wilber. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791438060
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface

1 Opening a Can of Worms

An Overview of the Alternative Approach

The "Integration" Project of Evangelical Christianity

The Nature of Religious Studies

Outline of the Book

2 Higher Viewpoints from Bernard Lonergan

The Definition of Science

A System of Higher Viewpoints

The Positivist Viewpoint

The Philosophic Viewpoint

The Theist Viewpoint

The Theotic Viewpoint

Further Clarifications

Summary on the Four Viewpoints

3 Revised Critical Correlation à la Don Browning

Browning's True Contribution

Interdisciplinary Method

Criticism of the Revised Critical Correlation

Religion and Science: Interpretation and Explanation

Two Further Issues

Conclusion Regarding Browning

4 The Perennial Philosophy of Ken Wilber

Common Concerns

The Core of Wilber's Position

The Three Eyes: Different Sciences, Data, and Knowing

A Theory of Knowledge

Paradox in Wilber's Position

About God and Consciousness

Mixing Religious Traditions

Conclusion Regarding Wilber

Epilogue

References

Index

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