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Cosmology in Theological Perspective: Understanding Our Place in the Universe

Olli-Pekka Vainio

Cosmology in Theological Perspective: Understanding Our Place in the Universe

Olli-Pekka Vainio

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:Olli-Pekka Vainio, a leading expert in science and theology, explores questions concerning the place and significance of humans in the cosmos. Vainio introduces cosmology from a "state of the question" perspective, examining the history of the idea in dialogue with C. S. Lewis. This work, which is related to a NASA-funded project on astrobiology, ties into the ongoing debate on the relationship between Christian theism and scientific worldview and shows what the stakes are for religion and theology in the rise of modern science.

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About "Cosmology in Theological Perspective: Understanding Our Place in the Universe"

:Olli-Pekka Vainio, a leading expert in science and theology, explores questions concerning the place and significance of humans in the cosmos. Vainio introduces cosmology from a "state of the question" perspective, examining the history of the idea in dialogue with C. S. Lewis. This work, which is related to a NASA-funded project on astrobiology, ties into the ongoing debate on the relationship between Christian theism and scientific worldview and shows what the stakes are for religion and theology in the rise of modern science.
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Meet the Author

Olli-Pekka Vainio

Olli-Pekka Vainio is an Adjunct Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the University of Helsinki, and a member of the Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton. He is the author of Justification and Participation in Christ (2008) and Beyond Fideism: Negotiable Religious Identities (2010).

Table Of Contents

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    introduction: Close Encounters
    1. Every Saga Has A Beginning: Philosophical Cosmologies In The Ancient World
    2. The Voyage Home: Cosmos In Early Christian Thought
    3. Resistance Is Futile: Galileo, Newton, And Darwin
    4. All These Worlds: On The Multiverse
    5. If It's Just Us, It Seems Like An Awful Waste Of Space: On Human Uniqueness
    6. Infinite Space, Infinite Terror: Our Cosmic (in)significance
    7. In Space No One Can Hear You Scream? God And Being
    8. There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit: Images Of God
    9. Come With Me If You Want To Live: Incarnations
    10. To Boldly Go: Beings In Search Of Greater Understanding
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  • Catalogue Code 501902
  • Product Code 9780801099434
  • ISBN 0801099439
  • EAN 9780801099434
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Jul 2018
  • Sales Rank #7081
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.365kg

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