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    The last sixty years have witnessed a virtual explosion of interest in how modern science and traditional Christianity intersect. This new rapprochement with science has irrevocably altered how Christians think of God, providing a foundation from which we cannot retreat, but from which we also cannot move forward until we examine the presumptions on which it is based. For the first time, Richard J. Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make this rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description - it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science. Richard J. Coleman is the author of two previous books exploring the subject matter of religion and science: “Competing Truths: Theology and Science as Sibling Rivals” and “Eden's Garden: Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise”. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Princeton Theological Seminary, the author has retired from a career as teacher, executive director, and minister in the United Church of Christ. “In this candid survey and synthesis, Richard Coleman states clearly what he considers to be both right and wrong in contemporary attempts to integrate science with the world of faith and theology. This well-informed book deserves careful reading and commentary.” John F. Haught, Georgetown University. “About fifty years ago, a new dialogue between science and religion began to replace the older period of conflict. While the dialogue has been rewarding, it's time for some hard questions. Honest, forthright, sometimes disturbing, but always insightful and instructive.” Ron Cole-Turner, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. “This book is essential reading for anyone who believes we need to re-examine the suppositions of the academic discourses of theology and science, and who wonders what it would take for Christian theology to develop a more critical - dare I say prophetic - voice.” Lisa Stenmark, San Jose State University

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    Number of Pages: 282
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780718893927
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    Listed in: Religion & beliefs, Religion & science, Christian theology
    Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

    Books by Richard J. Coleman

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