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Anglo‐American Post‐modernity and the End of Theology— Science Dialogue?  

Nancey Murphy

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article describes emerging patterns in Anglo-American philosophy that represent radical breaks from the thought patterns of Enlightened modernity, and spells out consequences of these ... More

Christianity and Science  

John Polkinghorne

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Christian theology has always resisted a Manichaean opposition between God and the world, believing that the universe is God's creation. All forms of rational inquiry into aspects of ... More

Cosmology and Eschatology  

Robert John Russell

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
In traditional Christianity, eschatology was treated quite literally, limited to the topic of last things (general resurrection, last judgment, heaven and hell, the end of the world, etc.) ... More

Divine Action and Evolution  

Robin Collins

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
This article addresses the question of what God's ultimate purposes might be for creating the world, focusing particularly on what His purpose might have been in creating the world via a ... More

Luther’s Eschatology  

Jane E. Strohl

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Apr 2014
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Dec 2013
Luther’s theology, permeated by eschatological struggle, asserted that the Last Day was near, as Satan battled God through his agents, the papal Antichrist and other opponents of his Word, ... More

Paley to Darwin: Natural Theology versus Science in Victorian Sermons  

Keith A. Francis

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article examines the fate of William Paley’s “theory” of natural theology in the years following the publication of Natural Theology. The sermon—what preachers said, to whom they said ... More

Quakers and Science  

Geoffrey Cantor

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Although this chapter acknowledges the scientific contributions made by Quakers, it principally addresses the broader question of how Quakers have engaged with the sciences. It begins with ... More

Religion and Environmental Struggles in Latin America  

Lois Ann Lorentzen and Leavitt-Alcantara Salvador

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
Latin America faces environmental crises that directly affect the health and well-being of its people, especially the poor. This essay discusses the involvement of religious groups in the ... More

Science  

Alister E. McGrath

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
Evangelicalism is characterized by an ambivalent attitude toward the natural sciences, reflecting both the lingering aftermath of difficult historical controversies and current concerns ... More

Science and Religion  

Del Ratzsch

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
This article focuses on the relationship between science and religion. The natural sciences have profoundly shaped modern life and have notoriously generated challenges for religious ... More

Trinitarian Faith Seeking Transformative Understanding  

F. LeRon Shults

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article argues that integrative developments in late modern philosophy of science and the broader return to the hermeneutical significance of the category of relationality have opened ... More

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