Re-Imagining Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology
:Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world's leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform...
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:Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world's leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present.
This text sets out to explore what a properly Christian approach to natural theology might look like and how this relates to alternative interpretations of our experience of the natural world Alister McGrath is ideally placed to write the book ??as one of the world's best known theologians and a chief proponent of natural theology This new work offers an account of the development of natural theology throughout history and informs of its likely contribution in the present This feeds in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, and religion and the humanities Engages in serious theological dialogue, primarily with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and includes the work of natural scientists, philosophers of science, and poets
Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .
McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :introduction 1 <p><b>1 Natural Theology: Questions Of Definition And Scope 6</b></p> <p>the Aim Of This Work 8</p> <p>a Brief Genealogy Of Natural Theology 11</p> <p>natural Theology: Six Approaches 18</p> <p>the Natural Theology Project: Thick And Thin Descriptions 22</p> <p>in Defense Of A &"christian&" Natural Theology Project 25</p> <p>the Christian Accommodation Of Classic Natural Theology 35</p> <p><b>2 Natural Theology And The Christian Imaginarium 41</b></p> <p>sensorium And Imaginarium: Christianity And The Re-imagination Of Nature 42</p> <p>modernity And The Suppression Of The Imagination 47</p> <p>metanoia: Seeing Things As They Really Are 50</p> <p>imaginative Transformation: The Church As An Interpretive Community 55</p> <p>theoria: Imaginative Beholding And Rational Dissection 57</p> <p>nature As Logikos: Reflections On The Doctrine Of Creation 61</p> <p>metaphors Of Beauty And Order: Harmony And The Dance 66</p> <p><b>3 Text, Image, And Sign: On Framing The Natural World 69</b></p> <p>natural Theology As A Habitus 69</p> <p>the Intellectual Challenge Of The Ambiguity Of The World 73</p> <p>nature As A Text: Natural Theology And The Book Of Nature 78</p> <p>nature As Image: Natural Theology And Landscapes 87</p> <p>nature As A Sign: Natural Theology A