Is Theology a Science

Is Theology a Science

What elements of theology allow it to be considered a science? What are the parallels between theological deduction and scientific analysis? Theology, specifically, is a science aimed at understanding the faith.

Author: Marie-Dominique Chenu

Publisher: New York : Hawthorn Books

ISBN: UCAL:B3379600

Category: Religion and science

Page: 126

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What elements of theology allow it to be considered a science? What are the parallels between theological deduction and scientific analysis? Theology, specifically, is a science aimed at understanding the faith. Yet this understanding is not destructive of mystery. Theology is born, grows up and is brought to full accomplishment within the heart of mystery--not only is its subject matter the mystery of God and his historical plans, it is also the fact that its inner workings, even in their most intellectual forms are wholly penetrated with the mysterious light of faith. The relationship between theology and faith must be carefully defined. Theology as science, far from emptying or diminishing faith, allows the believing intelligence to develop its own scientific spirit, but always "under the enduring efficacy of the infused light of faith."
Categories: Religion and science

Is theology a science

Is theology a science

This book analyses whether the scientific epistemology of Torrance's Theological Science project is robust enough to withstand the anarchic and distinctively post-modern challenge of Paul Feyerabend: 'The worst enemy of science'.

Author: David Munchin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004194601

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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This book analyses whether the scientific epistemology of Torrance's Theological Science project is robust enough to withstand the anarchic and distinctively post-modern challenge of Paul Feyerabend: 'The worst enemy of science'.
Categories: Religion

Astrotheology

Astrotheology

Finally, these scholars lay the foundations for an ethic of space exploration. This book introduces a comprehensive astrotheology with an accompanying astroethic.

Author: Ted F. PetersMartinezHewlett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532606397

Category: Religion

Page: 502

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Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life looks at both ends of the telescope: the unfathomable reaches of cosmic space and the excited stirrings within the human psyche. It takes a scientist to explain what we are looking at. It takes a theologian to understand who is doing the looking. This book's scientific authors update readers on astrobiology's search for extraterrestrial life. Theologians add to the science a theological analysis of the place of space in understanding God's creative work, the prospects of sharing God's creation with extraterrestrial neighbors, and the question of whether one or many incarnations are required for cosmic redemption. Finally, these scholars lay the foundations for an ethic of space exploration. This book introduces a comprehensive astrotheology with an accompanying astroethic.
Categories: Religion

Christian Theology and Scientific Culture

Christian Theology and Scientific Culture

This volume also warns against the dangers of a reactionary retreat from the rigors of scientific thought into fuzzy mythological interpretations of the incarnation, and calls for a deeper appreciation of the Nicene Creed upon which all ...

Author: Thomas F. Torrance

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781579101305

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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How do we react to the claim that physics must now be regarded as one of the liberal arts, for in its description of the universe it sets the stage for the drama of human life? If modern science has now become the dominant culture, how does Christianity look within it? What difference does the Christian idea of the contingence of nature make to science today? What difference does it make for Christian thought and culture to move away from the old idea of the world as a closed mechanical system of cause and effect into the new idea of the world as an open dynamic system configured by the behavior of light, the fastest messenger in the universe? These are some of the questions discussed in the light of James Clerk Maxwell's discoveries of the mathematical properties of light, and of Albert Einstein's generalization of the new understanding of light for a radically new and exciting view of nature that has made space travel possible and enabled us to trace the expansion of the universe back to conditions near its beginning. This is not a defensive book about science and religion in the usual vein. It is concerned rather with the deep mutual relation and respect of Christian and scientific thought for each other, and shows how this relationship throws new light upon basic Christian doctrines. This volume also warns against the dangers of a reactionary retreat from the rigors of scientific thought into fuzzy mythological interpretations of the incarnation, and calls for a deeper appreciation of the Nicene Creed upon which all Christendom rests.
Categories: Religion

Science And Theology

Science And Theology

These are some of the most perplexing questions that have arisen from the rapid scientific and techno

Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429965975

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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How can we think about God's action in a quantum world of indeterminacy? in a world that began with a Big Bang? in a world in which life evolved and is continually evolving? in a world governed by entropy and heading toward its eventual heat death? These are some of the most perplexing questions that have arisen from the rapid scientific and techno
Categories: Philosophy

Science in Theology

Science in Theology

For students and researchers in science and theology, this book offers three things: a tool for understanding specific debates in science and theology, critical surveys of some of the most important debates in the field, and a concise guide ...

Author: Neil Messer

Publisher: T&T Clark

ISBN: 9780567689818

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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If we wish to understand ourselves and the world in relation to God, what contribution to our understanding should we expect from a Christian tradition with its roots in the Bible, and what should we expect from the natural sciences? Neil Messer sets out five types of answer to that question. The responses range from the view that the Christian tradition has nothing to contribute, through various forms of dialogue, to the claim that science is irrelevant to theological understanding. This classification scheme is illustrated and tested by extended explorations of three topics in the science and theology field: how to think about God's action in the world, how to make theological sense of the suffering and destruction involved in the evolution of life, and how theology should respond to the scientific study of religion. The classification offers a way to understand and evaluate these debates, and the discussion of specific examples demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of each type of approach. The book concludes with suggestions for how readers might use this scheme to guide their own work on science and theology. For students and researchers in science and theology, this book offers three things: a tool for understanding specific debates in science and theology, critical surveys of some of the most important debates in the field, and a concise guide to ways of setting up encounters of theology with science.
Categories: Religion

Science Theology and Ethics

Science  Theology  and Ethics

This book begins with faith in God the Creator of the world, and then expands our understanding of creation in light of Big Bang cosmology and new discoveries in physics.

Author: Ted Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351901727

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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Science challenges faith to seek fuller understanding, and faith challenges science to be socially and ethically responsible. This book begins with faith in God the Creator of the world, and then expands our understanding of creation in light of Big Bang cosmology and new discoveries in physics. Examining the expanding frontier of genetic research, Ted Peters draws out implications for theological understandings of human nature and human freedom. Issues discussed include: methodology in science and theology; eschatology in cosmology and theology; freedom and responsibility in evolution and theology; and genetic determinism, genetic engineering, and cloning in relation to freedom, the comodification of human life, and equitable distribution of the fruits of genetic technology. The dialogue model of relationship between science and religion, proposed in this book, provides a common ground for the disparate voices among theologians, scientists, and world religions. This common ground has the potential to breathe new life into current debates about the world in which we live, move, and have our being.
Categories: Religion

Toward a Theology of Nature

Toward a Theology of Nature

Systematic theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg, basing his discussion on more than three decades of dialogue between theologians and scientists, here poses theological questions to natural scientists that illuminate his personal position on ...

Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664253849

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Pannenberg poses theological questions to natural scientists that illuminate his personal position on issues dealing with theology and the natural sciences, especially physics, reviewing the relationship between natural law and contingency, the importance of the spirit in the phenomenon of life, field theory, language, and the theological account for the nature of God and God's creative activity.
Categories: Religion

Incarnation and Physics

Incarnation and Physics

Tapio Luoma examines Thomas F. Torrance's claim that modern empirical sciences are actually an outcome of the Christian theology of the early church.

Author: Tapio Luoma

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195151893

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This book offers a thorough overview and critique of Thomas F. Torrance's insights into the challenge posed to theology by the natural sciences. His model for interaction between the two disciplines is based on the theological heart of the Church: the Incarnation.
Categories: Religion

Christian Theology and Scientific Culture

Christian Theology and Scientific Culture

Author: Thomas Forsyth Torrance

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015008179338

Category: Religion and science.

Page: 152

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Categories: Religion and science.