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On the Moral Nature of the Universe

Nancey MurphyGeorge Ellis

On the Moral Nature of the Universe

Nancey MurphyGeorge Ellis

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272 Pages

- Publisher Ellis and Murphy show how contemporary sciences actually support a religiously based ethic of nonviolence, not by appealing to the Enlightment's mechanismic Creator God or revelation's Father God but by discerning the transcendent ground in the laws of nature, the emergence of intelligent freedom, and the echoes of "knoetic" self-giving in cosmology and biology.

- Publisher What is the ethical import of contemporary scientific cosmology? How does our understanding of the universe relate to our most pressing social concerns? How do the disparate fields of theology, ethics, and the sciences relate to each other? Murphy and Ellis offer a coherent construction of these relations and show how a particular moral vision-a "kenotic" ethic-is supported "from below" by the social sciences and "from above" by theology. The theological import of contemporary cosmology, they argue, points ultimately to an ethic that centers on self-sacrifice and nonviolence. In ambition, rigor, and scale, in its search for an integrated and coherent worldview at a time of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, readers will find this volume daring and important.

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272 Pages
- Publisher

Ellis and Murphy show how contemporary sciences actually support a religiously based ethic of nonviolence, not by appealing to the Enlightment's mechanismic Creator God or revelation's Father God but by discerning the transcendent ground in the laws of nature, the emergence of intelligent freedom, and the echoes of "knoetic" self-giving in cosmology and biology.
- Publisher

What is the ethical import of contemporary scientific cosmology? How does our understanding of the universe relate to our most pressing social concerns? How do the disparate fields of theology, ethics, and the sciences relate to each other? Murphy and Ellis offer a coherent construction of these relations and show how a particular moral vision-a "kenotic" ethic-is supported "from below" by the social sciences and "from above" by theology. The theological import of contemporary cosmology, they argue, points ultimately to an ethic that centers on self-sacrifice and nonviolence. In ambition, rigor, and scale, in its search for an integrated and coherent worldview at a time of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty, readers will find this volume daring and important.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Nancey Murphy

Nancey Murphy is Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is an internationally known author and speaker in the field of religion and science.

George Ellis

Zhuo Zhao learned the traditional arts of cooking and healing from her family in Beijing and spent an additional two years of intensive research to create this book. George Ellis traveled extensively in Asia in the 1970s and 1980s, writing and translating texts on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy. He is the author of "The Breath of Life: Mastering the Techniques of Pranayama and Qi Gong," Zhuo Zhao and George Ellis met in Beijing in 1985 and married in 1988.

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  • Catalogue Code 122462
  • Product Code 0800629833
  • EAN 9780800629830
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Medical/science
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Oct 1996
  • Dimensions 229 x 154 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.387kg

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