Science And The Study Of God

Science And The Study Of God

by Alan G. Padgett
     
 

ISBN-10: 080283941X

ISBN-13: 9780802839411

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Religion and science today are often seen as enemies battling for human hearts and minds. In this new book Alan Padgett takes a postmodern turn, arguing that they can and should work together collegially, developing a worldview that is at once spiritually meaningful and scientifically sound.
Pursuing a perspective that he calls the mutuality model, Padgett

Overview

Religion and science today are often seen as enemies battling for human hearts and minds. In this new book Alan Padgett takes a postmodern turn, arguing that they can and should work together collegially, developing a worldview that is at once spiritually meaningful and scientifically sound.
Pursuing a perspective that he calls the mutuality model, Padgett highlights the contributions that both religion and science make to a full understanding of the world and our place in it. He argues convincingly that the natural sciences and theology, even though they have their own domain as disciplines, can rationally influence each other without giving up their distinctive methods.

The book explores the nature of informal reason and worldviews, the character of theology as a spiritual and academic discipline, and the question of what counts as natural science. Along the way, Padgett discusses such topics as thermodynamics, time, resurrection, and the historical Jesus to illustrate his powerful mutuality model.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802839411
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Introductionx
1.Developing a Collegial Metaphor: The Mutuality of Theology and Science1
2.Dialectical Realism in Theology and Science22
3.The Myth of a Purely Historical Jesus46
4.Science and Worldview67
5.Putting Reason in Its Place: A Dialogue with Process Theology87
6.Theology As Worship: The Place of Theology in a Postmodern University104
7.Theology, Time, and Thermodynamics122
8.Incarnation and Historical Science137
9.Seeking Truth in Theology and Science: Concluding Reflections162
AppendixInduction after Foundationalism: Four Theses on Informal Inference167
Bibliography195
Index210

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