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Doing Without Adam and Eve

Doing Without Adam and Eve Author Patricia A. Williams
ISBN-10 1451415435
Release 2001-06-19
Pages 248
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In this provocative new addition to the Theology and the Sciences series, Patricia Williams assays the original sin doctrine with a scientific lens and, based on sociobiology, offers an alternative Christian account of human nature's foibles and future. Focusing on the Genesis 2 and 3 account, Williams shows how its "historical" interpretation in early Christianity not only misread the text but derived an idea of being human profoundly at odds with experience and contemporary science. After gauging Christianity's several competing notions of human nature -- Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox -- against contemporary biology, Williams turns to sociobiological accounts of the evolution of human dispositions toward reciprocity and limited cooperation as a source of human good and evil. From this vantage point she offers new interpretations of evil, sin, and the Christian doctrine of atonement. Williams's work, frank in its assessment of traditional misunderstandings, challenges theologians and all Christians to reassess the roots and branches of this linchpin doctrine.



Befreiung Am Ende Am Ende Befreiung

Befreiung Am Ende  Am Ende Befreiung Author Charlotte Methuen
ISBN-10 9042912251
Release 2002
Pages 301
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This volume collects the key-note addresses on feminist theology and feminist theory given at the international conference of the ESWTR held in Salzburg in August 2001, together with other papers given at that conference and relating to this theme. It explores the interactions between liberation theology and feminist theory in European and other contexts, considering particularly aspects crossing boundaries: gender, national, disciplinary. The papers are complemented by a comprehensive bibliography of relevant literature and by an extensive review section.



The Evolution of Evil

The Evolution of Evil Author Gaymon Bennett
ISBN-10 9783525569795
Release 2008
Pages 368
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The collection of essays attempt to clarify the problem of evil as shaped by evolutionary biology, examining its scientific, historical, philosophical, and theological elements, and offering a new approach to a Christian theodicy.



Cooperative Salvation

Cooperative Salvation Author Kate Eisenbise Crell
ISBN-10 9781630877538
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 156
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Why did Jesus die? What does it mean that Jesus died for our sins? Christian theology has been wrestling with these questions for centuries, and theologians have proposed lots of different answers and explanations in the form of theories of atonement. But most of these theories fall short when confronted by a contemporary, postmodern worldview. Many of these models come out of orthodox (rather than Free Church) traditions, so they also lack the distinctive elements that characterize Brethren ways of understanding God and the world. The Church of the Brethren is well known for its acts of service and discipleship in the nonviolent model of Jesus, but it has not produced much constructive theology. Cooperative Salvation attempts to remedy this situation by proposing a constructive Brethren model of atonement. It analyzes the diverse atonement models proposed throughout the Christian tradition, noting where they prove inadequate. To address the shortcomings of other models, this work draws on important claims of historical Anabaptist and Brethren theology while also incorporating ideas from feminist, liberation, and process theology in order to construct an understanding of atonement that contributes a contemporary Brethren voice to the centuries-long discussion of atonement.



Environmental Ethics Ecological Theology and Natural Selection

Environmental Ethics  Ecological Theology  and Natural Selection Author Lisa H. Sideris
ISBN-10 9780231126618
Release 2003
Pages 311
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Lisa Sideris proposes a new way of thinking about the natural world, an environmental ethic that incorporates the ideas of natural selection and values the processes rather than the products of nature. Such an approach encourages us to take a minimally interventionist approach to nature. Only when the competitive realities of evolution are faced squarely, Sideris argues, can we generate practical environmental principles to deal with such issues as species extinction and the relationship between suffering and sentience.



Heythrop journal

Heythrop journal Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3740434
Release 2004
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Elenchus of Biblica

Elenchus of Biblica Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000064876269
Release 2005
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Wrestling with the Divine

Wrestling with the Divine Author Christopher C. Knight
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110312944
Release 2001
Pages 146
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Knight extends the dialogue begun in John Polkinghorne's and Arthur Peacocke's work to explore new possibilities. Their stress on natural processes as the form of divine immanence and the locus of divine action opens the way to Knight's rethinking the psychology of religious experience as a medium of divine revelation. Knight employs the paradigmatic instance of revelation -- the early Christian experience of the risen Jesus -- to investigate the psychological basis of revelatory experience. He addresses its referentiality, authentication, implications for propositional truth, and historical models of revelation. Advancing to a new notion yields (a) an affirmation of the sacramental and revelatory potential of the created order and (b) a new understanding of natural theology that opens up to other faiths of the world. --from publisher description.



Friends Journal

Friends Journal Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121655299
Release 2005
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Christology and Science

Christology and Science Author F. LeRon Shults
ISBN-10 UVA:X030463650
Release 2008
Pages 171
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The dialogue between theology and science has blossomed in recent decades, but particular beliefs about Jesus Christ have not often been brought to the forefront of this interdisciplinary discussion even in explicitly Christian contexts. Here F. LeRon Shults breaks new ground by explicitly bringing the specific themes of Christology into dialogue with contemporary science. Shults seeks to articulate the Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ in a way that responds to challenges and opportunities that have arisen in light of various scientific discoveries. After a brief treatment of the history of the shaping of the ideas of Incarnation, Atonement, and Parousia, Shults traces developments in some of the sciences that have challenged these formulations ? evolutionary biology, cultural anthropology, and physical cosmology. Each chapter also summarizes some of the popular constructive responses to these developments. After clarifying the way in which the Christian understandings of God and of humanity shape the task of reforming Christology, each chapter concludes with a programmatic outline of ways in which we might articulate the identity, agency, and presence of Jesus Christ in dialogue with late modern science and culture.



Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions

Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions Author Jitse M. van der Meer
ISBN-10 9004171924
Release 2009-01-15
Pages 288
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These volumes describe how the development of the different styles of interpretation found in reading scripture and nature have transformed ideas of both the written word and the created world.



Patterns of Care

Patterns of Care Author Eva-Lotta Grantén
ISBN-10 UVA:X004789676
Release 2003
Pages 239
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Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics

Selfish Genes and Christian Ethics Author Neil Messer
ISBN-10 0334029961
Release 2007
Pages 280
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The evolutionary origins of human beings have always attracted debate and speculation. This book provides a Christian theological anthropology, which, among other things, aims to give Christians and the churches the confidence to engage with assumptions that evolutionary theory and religious beliefs are untenable.



Eden s garden rethinking sin and evil in an era of scientific promise

Eden s garden   rethinking sin and evil in an era of scientific promise Author Richard J. Coleman
ISBN-10 0742552381
Release 2007
Pages 301
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The time is ripe for a robust discussion of human nature. In Eden's Garden: Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise, Richard Coleman examines the notion of sin in a contemporary world that values scientific and nonreligious modes of thought regarding human behavior. This work is not an anti-science polemic, but rather an argument to show how sin and evil can make sense to the nonreligious mind, and how it is valuable to make sense of such phenomena. The author reconceptualizes sin and evil as "indelible pieces of our evolutionary history" preventing them from being ostracized as "too religious, without substance, mired in the past." Coleman redeems theology for what it can offer to the understanding of sin and evil while embracing and respecting what science can offer to further the common good. Examining themes in religion, philosophy, and theology, it is ideal for use in the numerous courses that move across these disciplines.



Understanding Religion and Science in the African Context

Understanding Religion and Science in the African Context Author Deusdedit R. K. Nkurunziza
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052879874
Release 2002
Pages 109
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Evolution and Ethics

Evolution and Ethics Author Philip Clayton
ISBN-10 0802826954
Release 2004-08-04
Pages 339
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Certain to engage scholars, students, and general readers alike, Evolution and Ethics offers a balanced, levelheaded, constructive approach to an often divisive debate.



Christian Scholar s Review

Christian Scholar s Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133524905
Release 2007
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