Religion and the Human Sciences: An Approach via Spirituality

Religion and the Human Sciences: An Approach via Spirituality

by Daniel A. Helminiak

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Religion and the Human Sciences: An Approach via Spirituality by Daniel A. Helminiak

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791438060
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Daniel A. Helminiak holds Ph.D.’s in both psychology and theology. He is Assistant Professor of Psychology at State University of West Georgia. His books include The Human Core of Spirituality: Mind as Psyche and Spirit, also published by SUNY Press; The Same Jesus: A Contemporary Christology; Spiritual Development: An Interdisciplinary Study; and What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality.

Table of Contents

List of Figures


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




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