A Scientific Theology: Reality v. 2

A Scientific Theology: Reality v. 2

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This second volume in the series provides a detailed and thorough examination and defense of theological realism. Engaging critically with writers such as George Lindbeck and John Millbank, McGrath offers a sparkling and sophisticated affirmation of theological realism against its modern and postmodern critics. His refutation of the claim that the rise of philosophical nonfoundationalism entails the abandoning of any form of realism is of particular importance, as is his application of the highly influential form of 'critical realism' developed by Roy Bhaskar. Scientific Theology is a groundbreaking work of systematic theology in three volumes: Nature, Reality and Theory. Now available as a three volume set.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 24mm | 421.85g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0567031233
  • 9780567031235
  • 654,986

About Alister E. McGrath

Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, UK, and the first Director of the newly established Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics. He holds the Oxford degrees of Doctor of Divinity for his work on historical and systematic theology, and Doctor of Philosophy for his work on molecular biophysics.show more

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"The most ambitious, profound and effective defence of nonfoundationalist critical realism by a theologian to date... a stellar work, McGrath's most constructive piece so far." Pro Ecclesia "McGrath thoughtfully critiques the Enlightenment by considering how its major thinkers failed to arrive at universal truth... This book is an impressive work, and can potentially have significant affects on Christian philosophy and apologetics...McGrath's book is certainly an important theological work." Philosophia Christi, vol. 5, no. 2, 2003"show more

Table of contents

Preface; Part III: Reality; 7. Rationality and Knowledge in Theology and the Natural Sciences; 8. Natural Theology and the Trans-Traditional Rationality of the Christian Tradition; 9. The Foundations of Realism in the Natural Sciences; 10. Critical Realism: Engaging with Stratified Reality. Chapter 11. The Encounter with Reality: The Contours of a Scientific Theology; Chapter 12: Moving On: Anticipating the Development of Theory; Bibliography; Index.show more
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