Religion and science today are often seen as enemies battling for human hearts and minds. In this new book Alan Padgett takes a postmodern turn, arguing that they can and should work together collegially, developing a worldview that is at once spiritually meaningful and scientifically sound.
Pursuing a perspective that he calls the mutuality model, Padgett highlights the contributions that both religion and science make to a full understanding of the world and our place in it. He argues convincingly that the natural sciences and theology, even though they have their own domain as disciplines, can rationally influence each other without giving up their distinctive methods.
The book explores the nature of informal reason and worldviews, the character of theology as a spiritual and academic discipline, and the question of what counts as natural science. Along the way, Padgett discusses such topics as thermodynamics, time, resurrection, and the historical Jesus to illustrate his powerful mutuality model.
|Developing a Collegial Metaphor: The Mutuality of Theology and Science||p. 1|
|Dialectical Realism in Theology and Science||p. 22|
|The Myth of a Purely Historical Jesus||p. 46|
|Science and Worldview||p. 67|
|Putting Reason in Its Place: A Dialogue with Process Theology||p. 87|
|Theology As Worship: The Place of Theology in a Postmodern University||p. 104|
|Theology, Time, and Thermodynamics||p. 122|
|Incarnation and Historical Science||p. 137|
|Seeking Truth in Theology and Science: Concluding Reflections||p. 162|
|Induction after Foundationalism: Four Theses on Informal Inference||p. 167|
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Number Of Pages: 236
Published: November 2003
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35