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Re-Imagining Nature : The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology (Paperback) (Alister E. McGrath)

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"Encounter this book with enormous respect. In this remarkable text, McGrath is judicious, audacious, and perceptive. Setting the entire project of natural theology in an historical context, he weaves together an account of natural theology that is innovative, powerful, and intriguing. Critics and advocates for natural theology alike will have their worldview changed as they encounter this remarkable argument."

Ian S. Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary

"This theological book emerges from a deep and integrating vision of creation -- the natural world appreciated through the Christian imaginarium. Composed in crystalline prose, McGrath explores the complexity of theologia naturalis in a way that is both insightful and erudite. He enriches the particularities of place with a spirituality always and only historically and culturally localised. In a time of global ecological concerns, this is a much needed labour. Christians need to engage these concerns, rooting them profoundly in a thick account of reality and what it is to be alive. There's a promise of transformation in doing this, and McGrath knows it. This book is an exciting testimony to the imaginative power behind that promised potential."

Graham Ward, University of Oxford

Re-Imagining Nature demonstrates how the Christian tradition enables an approach to the natural world which opens up a meaningful and positive dialogue with the natural sciences on the one hand, and the humanities on the other. At the same time, it provides Christianity with an approach to nature which is aesthetically satisfying, apologetically useful, and ethically productive.

Renowned theologian Alister McGrath engages in serious theological dialogue with the works of Augustine, Aquinas, Barth, and Brunner, as well as natural scientists, philosophers of science, poets, and those in the emerging area of biosemiotics. These discussions explore the potential of natural theology to enable a productive and significant interaction between Christianity and a wider culture, including the natural sciences. Rich in historical analysis and theological understanding, Re-Imagining Nature shows how the past developments of natural theology might illuminate and inform its theory and practice in the present.
Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Language: English
Street Date: August 1, 2016
TCIN: 52110525
UPC: 9781119046356
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-4490
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