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Natural Religion and Christian Theology : The Gifford Lectures 1952 - Charles E. Raven

Natural Religion and Christian Theology

The Gifford Lectures 1952

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Published: 29th March 2012
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This second volume of the 1951-2 Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion and Christian Theology completes Canon Raven's version of a modern Religio Medici. If the Cartesian dualism of body and mind is challenged successfully by an integrative or holistic philosophy, the theological statements are also required, to express the Christian's interpretation of his experience. In this second set of lectures Canon Raven examines critically and constructively the scope and character of this restatement and interpretation. He claims that any adequate interpretation must be stated in fully personal categories; that the confession of Jesus as the image of the invisible can still be accepted, provided it be recognised that this involves a more radical restatement of the nature of God and of the quality of human solidarity than has been accepted by tradition; and that on these conditions it is still possible for man to 'live eternally'.

Preface
Introduction: the New Reformation
Religious experience: its origin and character
Religious experience: its interpretation
The significance of Jesus
The doctrine of the person of Christ
Christ and the universe
Nature and God
The world and the Spirit
The Spirit and community
Eternal life
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521157377
ISBN-10: 0521157374
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 29th March 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31