The Science of God
In the three volumes of A Scientific Theology (published by T&T Clark 2001–2003), Alister E. McGrath produced a groundbreaking work proposing a mutual cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches: a scientific theology based on the present and past relationships between Christian...
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In the three volumes of A Scientific Theology (published by T&T Clark 2001–2003), Alister E. McGrath produced a groundbreaking work proposing a mutual cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches: a scientific theology based on the present and past relationships between Christian theology and the natural sciences.
How do science and theology interact?
What can be gained by exploring Christian theology using the insights of the natural sciences?
Can a synergy be found?
Is there a defensible natural theology within the scope and framework of a revealed God?
In The Science of God, Professor McGrath provides a summary and introduction of the major themes examined in the series. He outlines all the main ideas on Christian theology both philosophically and historically, discussing their relationships with the natural sciences. This unique approach results in not simply a traditional introduction to systematic theology, nor an introduction to the science versus religion debate, but a highly readable introduction to Christian theology as a systematic theology enriched by the natural sciences, conceived and presented as a legitimate and coherent intellectual discipline with its own sense of identity, place and purpose.
Table Of Contents
1. The Nature of Scientific Theology
“This work is a follow-up to a previous three volume work. The aim of this book is to bring the essential elements of that work to the wider audience, to share with them the themes of systematic theology and make the level, style and length more accessible. This I believe he has certainly achieved.”
–Science and Christian Belief, April 2006
This book is designed to provide an international, undergraduate-level textbook in systematic theology, and in science and theology; and secondly, to summarize and promote the major three-volume 'Scientific Theology' by the same author.
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.
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- Introduction; 1. The Nature Of Scientific Theology; 2. Nature; 3. Reality; 4. Theory; 5. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.