Scientific Theology #01: Nature
A Scientific Theology is a groundbreaking work of systematic theology in three volumes: Nature, Reality and Theory. Now available as a three volume set. New in paperback of the first volume of McGrath's groundbreaking three volume work of...
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A Scientific Theology is a groundbreaking work of systematic theology in three volumes: Nature, Reality and Theory. Now available as a three volume set.
New in paperback of the first volume of McGrath's groundbreaking three volume work of Systematic Theology, A Scientific Theology. Written by one of world's best-known theologians, these volumes together represent the most extended and systematic exploration of the relation between Christian theology and the natural sciences yet produced. Thoroughly ecumenical, this will be a significant work for Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and evangelical readers. The work is marked throughout by a sustained and critical engagement with the history and philosophy of the natural sciences, and a passionate commitment to the legitimacy of theology as an academic discipline.
Nature sets out a vision for a "scientific theology", in which the working assumptions of the natural sciences are critically appropriated as a theological resource. It then moves on to deal at considerable length with the crucially important question of the status of nature, which has rarely been given the serious consideration that it deserves. Responding sympathetically to the growing consensus that "nature" is a socially mediated concept, McGrath sets out an approach to nature that establishes it as a theologically legitimate notion, and explores its positive and constructive role within a scientific theology
Table of Contents
Part One: Prolegomena
1. The Legitimacy of a Scientific Theology
2. The Approach to Be Adopted
Part Two: Nature
3. The Construction of Nature
4. The Christian Doctrine of Creation
5. Implications of a Christian Doctrine of Creation
6. The Purpose and Place of Natural Theology
Moving On: Anticipating an Engagement with Reality
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.
- Preface; Part One: Prolegomena; 1. The Legitimacy Of A Scientific Theology; 2. The Approach To Be Adopted; Part Two: Nature; 3. The Construction Of Nature; 4. The Christian Doctrine Of Creation; 5. Implications Of A Christian Doctrine Of Creation; 6. The Purpose And Place Of Natural Theology Moving On: Anticipating An Engagement With Reality; Bibliography; Index.