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Re-imagining nature : the promise of a Christian natural theology

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McGrath, Alister E., 1953-
Re-imagining nature.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2016
(DLC) 2015046827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9781119046363 111904636X 9781119046370 1119046378 9781119256540 1119256542 1119046300 9781119046301 9781119046356 1119046351
OCLC Number: 936549384
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Praise for Re-Imagining Nature; Title Page; Copyright; Introduction; Chapter 1: Natural Theology: Questions of Definition and Scope; The Aim of This Work; A Brief Genealogy of Natural Theology; Natural Theology: Six Approaches; The Natural Theology Project: Thick and Thin Descriptions; In Defense of a "Christian" Natural Theology Project; The Christian Accommodation of Classic Natural Theology; Chapter 2: Natural Theology and the Christian Imaginarium; Sensorium and Imaginarium: Christianity and the Re-Imagination of Nature; Modernity and the Suppression of the Imagination. Metanoia: Seeing Things as They Really AreImaginative Transformation: The Church as an Interpretive Community; Theōria: Imaginative Beholding and Rational Dissection; Nature as logikos: Reflections on the Doctrine of Creation; Metaphors of Beauty and Order: Harmony and the Dance; Chapter 3: Text, Image, and Sign: On Framing the Natural World; Natural Theology as a Habitus; The Intellectual Challenge of the Ambiguity of the World; Nature as a Text: Natural Theology and the Book of Nature; Nature as Image: Natural Theology and Landscapes; Nature as a Sign: Natural Theology and Semiotics. Chapter 4: Natural Theology: Contexts and MotivationsThe Importance of Cultural Location for Natural Theology; A New Vocational Space: Natural Theology as a Religious Calling; The Wasteland: Natural Theology and the Recovery of a Lost Nature; Wonder and Mystery: Transcendent Experiences; Re-Enchantment: Sustaining a Sense of Wonder; The Rational Transparency of Nature and Faith; Connectedness: The Human Longing for Coherence; Meaning: Nature and Ultimate Questions; Natural Theology as a "Natural" Quest; Chapter 5: Natural Theology: Some Concerns and Challenges. Natural Theology: Improper and Redundant?Ontotheology? Natural Theology and Philosophical "First Principles"; David Hume: The Intellectual Inadequacy of a Deist Natural Theology; Charles Taylor: Natural Theology and the "Immanent Frame"; Barth and Brunner: The Debate which Discredited Natural Theology?; Fideism: Natural Theology as Self-Referential and Self-Justifying?; Chapter 6: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology; The Natural Sciences: Natural Theology and the Subversion of Scientism; The Affective Imagination: Natural Theology and the Spirituality of Nature. Boundaries and Trespass: Natural Theology and Systematic TheologyApologetics: Natural Theology and Public Engagement; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; End User License Agreement.
Responsibility: Alister E. McGrath.
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