Christ and Modernity: Christian Self-Understanding in a Technological Age (Google eBook)

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Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1985 - Religion - 181 pages
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In this re–examination of the roots of the relationship between religion and science, David Hawkin focuses on the concept of autonomy as he explores the question: Is there continuity and compatibility between the autonomy that underlies Christian faith and the role of individual freedom in the technological age?

What makes this work particularly valuable is Professor Hawkin’s review of the theological, philosophical, political, psychological, and sociological works that have formed our ideas of the nature of both Christianity and modernity — Reimarus, Strauss, Schweitzer, and Bultmann on the quest for the historical Jesus; Bauer and Turner on Christian faith and practice; Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Darwin, Freud, and Marx on our historicity; Gogarten, Cox, and Bonhoeffer who affirm our autonomy in the technological process; Ellul and George who deny it.

  

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Contents

Understanding the Phenomenon of Christianity
52
THE PHENOMENON OF MODERNITY
57
Understanding the Phenomenon of Modernity
94
CHRIST AND MODERNITY
97
Christian SelfUnderstanding in a Technological Age
117
NOTES
121
Bibliography
164
Index
178
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About the author (1985)

David Hawkin is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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