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Theology And Modern Science: Quest For Coherence (9780826413819) by James A. Wiseman. Theology And Modern Science: Quest For Coherence. By: James A. Bloomsbury Academic, 2002, Paperback. Books, eBooks & Audio.

Theology and Modern Science Quest for Coherence.

Though many of the issues raised in this book are rooted in Christian theology, "Theology and Modern Science" addresses them in a broadly ecumenical way . 0826413811 (ISBN13: 9780826413819).

Though many of the issues raised in this book are rooted in Christian theology, "Theology and Modern Science" addresses them in a broadly ecumenical way that can be both informative and thought provoking for anyone interested in the lively contemporary debate between theology and the natural sciences.

James A. Wiseman, . is an Associate Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America and has twice been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University. Father Wiseman is a member of the monastic community of St. Anselm's Abbey in Washington, .

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This is a book on Christian theology, not a comparative religions text, but it does cover the . to the natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts. The contributors to this volume themselves constitute a significant collection of major modern voices in academic theology.

This is a book on Christian theology, not a comparative religions text, but it does cover the main branches of Christianity, looking at modern theology based upon personality, geography, and theological approach. The first section examines the lives and work of some of the most significant theological voices to dominate the century, most of whom were European (no surprise, given the dominance of the European voices in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well).

Among the multitude of issues addressed by authors in the burgeoning field of science and theology the most fundamental is that of divine action in the world. How might believers best understand God as truly acting in the realms studied by the natural sciences?

Among the multitude of issues addressed by authors in the burgeoning field of science and theology the most fundamental is that of divine action in the world. New York: Continuum, 2002

Theology and Modern Science: Quest for Coherence. New York: Continuum, 2002 March 2003 · Horizons. also investigates the relation of theology and metaphysics and concludes that theology is a species of the genus metaphysics, is involved in the same relation to natural science, and thus becomes responsible for treating the issues arising in the philosophy of science. September 2007 · Verbum et Ecclesia.

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Among the multitude of issues addressed by authors in the burgeoning field of science and theology the most fundamental is that of divine action in the world. How might believers best understand God as truly acting in the realms studied by the natural sciences? Several specific questions arise in this context: What implications do contemporary theories about the origins of the universe have for the doctrine of God as "Creator of heaven and earth"? When cosmologists and biologists talk about the evolution not only of galaxies and solar systems but also of various forms of life on earth, what does this say about the doctrine of divine providence? If human beings evolved from earlier organisms, as the vast majority of scientists believe, what changes might this portend for the way we talk about the "human soul" and the way we either affirm or deny a spiritual element in other living beings? If scientists are correct in predicting the eventual demise of the solar system, how might these predictions affect the way we understand the traditional Judeo-Christian hope for "a new heaven and a new earth"?These are some of the questions that this book sets out to answer. Though many of the issues are rooted in Christian theology, the book addresses them in a broadly ecumenical way that will be both informative and thought provoking for anyone interested in the lively contemporary debate between theology and the natural sciences.


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Ohatollia
In this slim volume, Wiseman distills key issues in the dialogue of science and faith: cosmology and creation, evolution and divine providence, cosmology and eschatology, divine intervention. He presents coherence based on simultaneously valid views from both scientific and theological perspectives.

I am a systems engineer, Quaker, and seminarian currently studying science and faith. For me, Wiseman's book is a breath of fresh air. It does not attempt to survey the field (see Ian Barbour for that) but strikes at the heart of the matter. Wiseman crystallizes the essence of both the science and theology into a few pages. His view is encompassing, informed and respectful to both science and faith. He seems particularly influenced by Friedrich Schleiermacher, Karl Rahner, Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis as well as his own prior work in the Christian mystical tradition.

Schleiermacher insisted that "the more religious you are, the more miracle would you see everywhere." By adopting Aquinas' model of secondary and primary causes, Wiseman is comfortable with a God that acts at all levels and through the creation itself, remaining both transcendent and immanent at the same time. Perhaps most significantly, Wiseman recovers the awe and wonder we feel in our scientific discovery as an experience of the transcendent mystery on which we are absolutely dependent. He also offers a strong sense of the immanence of God in the interconnectedness of all being. Rather than wrangle with the knot of evolution versus "design," he slices through it by revealing "design" as a metaphor totally inadequate for expressing the overwhelming grandeur of what is revealed in the creation. With Polkinghorne, Wiseman sees the fate of the universe over tens of billions of years and our personal fate over tens of years as not posing fundamentally different issues for theology. The hope of "new creation" does not depend on the continued existence of our universe any more than the hope of resurrection "body and soul" depends on preserving our physical bones.

In short, in about 150 pages, Wiseman offers what few in the field of Science and Faith have achieved - a compelling and welcoming vision of coehence between the two views of a common reality.
Anaragelv
Very scholarly and we'll written. My thanks.
Fountain_tenderness
i liked the hardback but it have a sticker on front and when I removed it, it removed part of the cover and printing of the title. not a good idea. served the purpose
Beranyle
This is a wonderfully thoughtful book about key issues science raises for Christians. The first thing I like about the book is that it takes both science and Christian theology very seriously. I like particularly that the evidence for evolution and a very old universe is accepted as established scientific truth, as it is everywhere in science but all too rarely in Christian books about science. Instead of insisting that modern cosmology is false, Wisemen asks what it means for our doctrine of creation. Instead of rejecting evolution, he explores its implications for the doctrines of divine providence and of the human soul. The discussion of animal souls is delightfully rich and anti-Cartesian. I also appreciated his brief discussion of the findings of contemporary neuroscience and neuropsychology, my own field. He has also includes a fascinating discussion of divine action and natural causality. This book is technical philosophically and theologically. It addresses some issues specific to Catholicism. However, as a Protestant layperson, with only moderate training in philosophy, theology, and science, I found this book thought-provoking and enriching. I would especially recommend it to committed theists working in scientific fields.
Theology and Modern Science: Quest for Coherence download epub
Religious Studies
Author: James Wiseman
ISBN: 0826413811
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Continuum; 1 edition (April 18, 2002)
Pages: 176 pages