The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 23, 2011 - Religion - 384 pages
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Natural theology, in the view of many, is in crisis. In this long-awaited book, Alister McGrath sets out a new vision for natural theology, re-establishing its legitimacy and utility.A timely and innovative resource on natural theology: the exploration of knowledge of God as it is observed through natureWritten by internationally regarded theologian and author of numerous bestselling books, Alister McGrathDevelops an intellectually rigorous vision of natural theology as a point of convergence between the Christian faith, the arts and literature, and the natural sciences, opening up important possibilities for dialogue and cross-fertilizationTreats natural theology as a cultural phenomenon, broader than Christianity itself yet always possessing a distinctively Christian embodimentExplores topics including beauty, goodness, truth, and the theological imagination; how investigating nature gives rise to both theological and scientific theories; the idea of a distinctively Christian approach to nature; and how natural theology can function as a bridge between Christianity and other faiths
  

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Contents

Acknowledgment
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PARTI The Human Quest for the Transcendent
Strategies
Discernment and the Psychology
The Foundations of Natural Theology
A Dead End? Enlightenment
A Christian Approach to Natural
An Agenda
Natural Theology and Beauty
Natural Theology and Goodness
Conclusion
Index
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About the author (2011)

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University and Gifford Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen for 2009. He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous best-selling titles.

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