Issues In Science And Theology: What Is Life? by Dirk EversIssues In Science And Theology: What Is Life? by Dirk Evers

Issues In Science And Theology: What Is Life?

byDirk EversEditorMichael Fuller, Antje Jackel

Paperback | October 17, 2016

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This book explores the concept of Life from a range of perspectives. Divided into three parts, it first examines the concept of Life from physics to biology. It then presents insights on the concept from the perspectives of philosophy, theology, and ethics. The book concludes with chapters on the hermeneutics of Life, and pays special attention to the Biosemiotics approach to the concept. The question 'What is Life?' has been deliberated by the greatest minds throughout human history. Life as we know it is not a substance or fundamental property, but a complex process. It is not an easy task to develop an unequivocal approach towards Life combining scientific, semiotic, philosophical, theological, and ethical perspectives. In its combination of these perspectives, and its wide-ranging scope, this book opens up levels and identifies issues which can serve as intersections for meaningful interdisciplinary discussions of Life in its different aspects. The book includes the four plenary lectures and selected, revised and extended papers from workshops of the 14th European Conference on Science and Theology (ECST XIV) held in Tartu, Estonia, April 2012.
Dirk Evers is Professor for Dogmatics and Philosophy of Religion at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Before joining Halle University in 2010 as a faculty member, he worked as assistant professor at Tübingen University under Eberhard Jüngel. Since his doctoral thesis on cosmology and doctrine of creation in 2000 he ha...
Title:Issues In Science And Theology: What Is Life?Format:PaperbackDimensions:207 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: From Physics to Biology.- Chapter 1: From Physics to Semiotics.- Chapter 2: Is Life Essentially Semiosis? A Commentary.- Chapter 3: Life in the open air.- Chapter 4: Reflections on Life: Lessons from Evolutionary Biology with Insights from Sergius Bulgakov.- Chapter 5: Life in Terms of Nano-Biotechnologies.- Part II: Concepts of Life in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics.- Chapter 6: Life: an Ill-defined Relationship.- Chapter 7: Emergence, Realism, and the Good Life.- Chapter 8: Dust of the Ground and Breath of Life (Gen. 2:7): The notion of 'life' in ancient Israel and emergence theory.- Chapter 9: The Openness of Life: Personhood and Faith - An Infinitizer Approach.- Chapter 10: Respect for Life in the Age of Science.- Part III: The Hermeneutics of Life.- Chapter 11: Life and Consciousness: Is there a biological foundation for consciousness?.- Chapter 12: "To Research Living Beings, One Has to Participate in Life".- Chapter 13: Signs, Science, and Religion: A Biosemiotic Mediation.- Chapter 14: Persons Knowing Life: Theological Possibilities in Michael Polanyi's Philosophy.- Chapter 15: Life Beyond Critical Realism. Developing Huyssteen's Transversal Approach to the Science/Theology Dialogue.- Index.