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The heavens declare : natural theology and the legacy of Karl Barth

Author: Rodney D Holder
Publisher: West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Press, ©2012.
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One of the central themes of inquiry for Karl Barth, the twentieth-century Protestant theologian, was the notion of revelation. Although he was suspicious of natural theology (i.e. the seeking of evidence for God & rsquo;s existence in the ordered structure of the world), recent scientific advances (notably in physics and cosmology) and the flourishing modern dialogue between science and religion offer compelling  Read more...
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Holder, Rodney D.
Heavens declare.
West Conshohocken, Pa. : Templeton Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011036870
(OCoLC)752910186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney D Holder
ISBN: 9781599474038 1599474034 1280129298 9781280129292 6613533173 9786613533173
OCLC Number: 779165773
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The problem of natural theology today --
Karl Barth and the legitimacy of natural theology --
Science and religion in the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer --
Creation and the sciences in the theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg --
Thomas Torrance: "retreat to commitment" or a new place for natural theology? --
Alister McGrath: natural theology from within --
Conclusion: the way forward for natural theology.
Responsibility: Rodney D. Holder.

Abstract:

One of the central themes of inquiry for Karl Barth, the twentieth-century Protestant theologian, was the notion of revelation. Although he was suspicious of natural theology (i.e. the seeking of evidence for God & rsquo;s existence in the ordered structure of the world), recent scientific advances (notably in physics and cosmology) and the flourishing modern dialogue between science and religion offer compelling reasons to revisit Barth & rsquo;s thinking on the concept. We must again ask whether and how it might be possible to hold together the notion of revelation whilst employing reason and sc.
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