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Re-Imagining Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology

Alister E Mcgrath

Re-Imagining Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology

Alister E Mcgrath

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:Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world's leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present.
  • This text sets out to explore what a properly Christian approach to natural theology might look like and how this relates to alternative interpretations of our experience of the natural world
  • Alister McGrath is ideally placed to write the book ??as one of the world's best known theologians and a chief proponent of natural theology
  • This new work offers an account of the development of natural theology throughout history and informs of its likely contribution in the present
  • This feeds in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, and religion and the humanities
  • Engages in serious theological dialogue, primarily with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and includes the work of natural scientists, philosophers of science, and poets


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About "Re-Imagining Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology"

:Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world's leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present.

  • This text sets out to explore what a properly Christian approach to natural theology might look like and how this relates to alternative interpretations of our experience of the natural world
  • Alister McGrath is ideally placed to write the book ??as one of the world's best known theologians and a chief proponent of natural theology
  • This new work offers an account of the development of natural theology throughout history and informs of its likely contribution in the present
  • This feeds in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, and religion and the humanities
  • Engages in serious theological dialogue, primarily with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and includes the work of natural scientists, philosophers of science, and poets

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Alister E Mcgrath

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.

Table Of Contents

  • :introduction 1

    1 Natural Theology: Questions Of Definition And Scope 6

    the Aim Of This Work 8

    a Brief Genealogy Of Natural Theology 11

    natural Theology: Six Approaches 18

    the Natural Theology Project: Thick And Thin Descriptions 22

    in Defense Of A &"christian&" Natural Theology Project 25

    the Christian Accommodation Of Classic Natural Theology 35

    2 Natural Theology And The Christian Imaginarium 41

    sensorium And Imaginarium: Christianity And The Re-imagination Of Nature 42

    modernity And The Suppression Of The Imagination 47

    metanoia: Seeing Things As They Really Are 50

    imaginative Transformation: The Church As An Interpretive Community 55

    theoria: Imaginative Beholding And Rational Dissection 57

    nature As Logikos: Reflections On The Doctrine Of Creation 61

    metaphors Of Beauty And Order: Harmony And The Dance 66

    3 Text, Image, And Sign: On Framing The Natural World 69

    natural Theology As A Habitus 69

    the Intellectual Challenge Of The Ambiguity Of The World 73

    nature As A Text: Natural Theology And The Book Of Nature 78

    nature As Image: Natural Theology And Landscapes 87

    nature As A Sign: Natural Theology A

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  • Catalogue Code 475122
  • Product Code 9781119046356
  • ISBN 1119046351
  • EAN 9781119046356
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher John Wiley Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2016
  • Sales Rank #62148
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.336kg

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