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Science and the Study of God : A Mutuality Model for Theology and Science :  A Mutuality Model for Theology and Science - Alan G. Padgett

Science and the Study of God : A Mutuality Model for Theology and Science

A Mutuality Model for Theology and Science

Paperback Published: November 2003
ISBN: 9780802839411
Number Of Pages: 236

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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.

Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. x
Developing a Collegial Metaphor: The Mutuality of Theology and Sciencep. 1
Dialectical Realism in Theology and Sciencep. 22
The Myth of a Purely Historical Jesusp. 46
Science and Worldviewp. 67
Putting Reason in Its Place: A Dialogue with Process Theologyp. 87
Theology As Worship: The Place of Theology in a Postmodern Universityp. 104
Theology, Time, and Thermodynamicsp. 122
Incarnation and Historical Sciencep. 137
Seeking Truth in Theology and Science: Concluding Reflectionsp. 162
Induction after Foundationalism: Four Theses on Informal Inferencep. 167
Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9780802839411
ISBN-10: 080283941X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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