The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

Paperback | February 18, 2015

EditorRussell Re Manning

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The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology is the first collection to consider the full breadth of natural theology from both historical and contemporary perspectives and to bring together leading scholars to offer accessible high-level accounts of the major themes. The volume embodies anddevelops the recent revival of interest in natural theology as a topic of serious critical engagement. Frequently misunderstood or polemicized, natural theology is an under-studied yet persistent and pervasive presence throughout the history of thought about ultimate reality - from the classicalGreek theology of the philosophers to twenty-first-century debates in science and religion. Of interest to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this authoritative handbook draws on the very best of contemporary scholarship to present a critical overview of the subject area. Thirty-eight new essays trace the transformations of natural theology in different historical andreligious contexts, the place of natural theology in different philosophical traditions and diverse scientific disciplines, and the various cultural and aesthetic approaches to natural theology to reveal a rich seam of multi-faceted theological reflection rooted in human nature and the environmentswithin which we find ourselves.

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The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology is the first collection to consider the full breadth of natural theology from both historical and contemporary perspectives and to bring together leading scholars to offer accessible high-level accounts of the major themes. The volume embodies anddevelops the recent revival of interest in natural...

Edited by Russell Re Manning, Lord Gifford Fellow in the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:February 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198709781

ISBN - 13:9780198709787

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IntroductionI: Historical Perspectives on Natural Theology1. Stephen Clark: Classical Origins of Natural Theology2. Christopher Rowland: Natural Theology and the Christian Bible3. Wayne Hankey: Natural Theology in the Patristic Period4. Alexander Hall: Natural Theology in the Middle Ages5. Scott Mandelbrote: Early Modern Natural Theologies6. Matthew Eddy: Nineteenth-Century Natural Theology7. Rodney Holder: Natural Theology in the Twentieth CenturyII: Theological Perspectives on Natural Theology8. Daniel Frank: Jewish Perspectives on Natural Theology9. Robert Morrison: Natural Theology in Eastern Religions10. Jessica Frazier: Perspectives on Natural Theology from Eastern Religions11. Denis Edwards: Catholic Perspectives on Natural Theology12. Russell Re Manning: Protestant Perspectives on Natural Theology13. Christopher Knight: Natural Theology and the Eastern Orthodox Tradition14. Andrew Moore: Theological Critiques of Natural TheologyIII: Philosophical Perspectives on Natural Theology15. Keith Parsons: Perspectives on Natural Theology from Analytical Philosophy16. Russell de Manning: A Perspective from Continental Philosophy17. David Ray Griffin: Process Thought and Natural Theology18. Neil A. Manson: The Design Argument and Natural Theology19. William Schweiker: Morality and Natural Theology20. Mark Wynn: Religious Experience and Natural Theology21. Clayton Crockett: Postmodernity and Natural Theology22. Pamela Sue Anderson: Feminist Perspectives on Natural Theology23. Wesley Wildman: Comparative Natural Theology24. Charles Taliaferro: Philosophical Critique of Natural TheologyIV: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Theology25. Michael Ruse: Natural Theology: The Biological Sciences26. Paul Ewart: Physical Sciences and Natural Theology27. David Knight: Chemical Sciences and Natural Theology28. John Polkinghorne: Mathematics and Natural Theology29. Christopher Southgate: Natural Theology and Ecology30. Fraser Watts: Sciences of the Mind and Natural Theology31. Richard Fenn: A Sociological Perspective on Natural Theology32. Philip Clayton: Scientific Critiques of Natural TheologyV: Perspectives on Natural Theology from the Arts33. Frank Burch Brown: Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology34. Douglas Hedley: Imagination and Natural Theology35. Guy Bennett-Hunter: Natural Theology and Literature36. Jeremy Begbie: Natural Theology and Music37. Kristof Nyiri: Images in Natural Theology38. Robert Johnston: The Film Viewer and Natural Theology God's "Presence" at the MoviesConclusion: The Future of Natural Theology

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"[a] valuable addition to the Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology series ... Recommended." --C.L. Hansen, CHOICE