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Rethinking Human Nature

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How do recent scientific discoveries challenge and complicate - but also enrich and illuminate - the traditional Christian portrait of human nature? ^^In Rethinking Human Nature: A Multidisciplinary Approach an international team of scientists, historians, philosophers, and theologians presents...


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How do recent scientific discoveries challenge and complicate - but also enrich and illuminate - the traditional Christian portrait of human nature?
^^In Rethinking Human Nature: A Multidisciplinary Approach an international team of scientists, historians, philosophers, and theologians presents both the wisdom of the past and the cutting edge of current scientific research to explore answers to this question. Their discussions - examining our brains, our genes, our ancestors, our societies, and more - lead to a richer, more nuanced, and more complete understanding of what it really means to be human.


"No serious study of human nature can confine itself to one academic discipline. The contributions of philosophy, the natural and human sciences, paleontology, and theology are all needed, but rarely are they all brought together. This outstanding volume contains up-to-date contributions from distinguished scholars in all these fields. . . . A landmark contribution to our current task of rethinking human nature in the light of both what we have long thought and what we have only just begun to envisage."
Richard Bauckham - University of St. Andrews^


^^"The attempt to understand the nature of human nature is now at the heart of one of the most important interdisciplinary discussions of our time. . . . This book will benefit all of us who are committed to improve our understanding of the human condition and the rather distinctive phenomenon of embodied personhood that is at the heart of it."
J. Wentzel van Huyssteen^- Princeton Theological Seminary
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How do the many exciting recent scientific discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics and paleoanthropology challenge and complicate but also enrich and illuminate the traditional Christian portrait of human nature? In Rethinking Human Nature an international team of scientists, historians, philosophers, and theologians presents both the wisdom of the past and the cutting edge of present and developing scientific research to explore answers to this vital question. Their discussions examining our brains, our genes, our ancestors, our societies, and more will help us develop a more nuanced and complete understanding of what it really means to be human. Contributors: Evandro Agazzi, R. J. Berry, Alison S. Brooks, Franco Chiereghin, Felipe Fernandez, Graeme Finlay, Joel Green, Malcolm Jeeves, Jrgen Mittelstrass, David G. Myers, Janet Martin Soskice, Fernando Vidal
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 317511
  • Product Code 9780802865571
  • ISBN 0802865577
  • EAN 9780802865571
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Feb 2011
  • Sales Rank 62849
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 22mm
  • Weight 0.510kg

Malcolm Jeeves (Ed)

Malcolm A. Jeeves CBE (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an eminent neuropsychologist, a past president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotlands National Academy of Science and Letters, is professor emeritus of psychology at St. Andrews University. He was Foundation Professor of Psychology there from 1969 to 1993 and established the universitys acclaimed psychology department. His own research has focused on brain mechanisms and neuroplasticity.
. The author of more than one hundred scientific papers and eleven books, including six related to science and faith, his most recent studies are Human Nature at the Millennium (1997), (with R.J. Berry) Science, Life and Christian Belief (1998), and a volume of essays he edited for Wm. B. Eerdmans, From Cells to Souls; Mind fields: Reflections on the science of mind and brain (1994); Psychology through the eyes of faith with David G. Myers -and Beyond: Changing Portraits of Human Nature, which was published in 2004.

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