Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Learning with and from the Natural and Human Sciences, 1st Edition

  • Robin W. Lovin
  • Joshua Mauldin
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467447048
  • ISBN-13: 9781467447041
  • DDC: 230.01
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 202 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Can a neuroscientist help a theologian interpret a medieval mystical text? Can a historian of religion help an anthropologist understand the effects of social cooperation on human evolution? Can a legal scholar and a theologian help each other think about how fear of God relates to respect for the law? In this volume leading scholars in ethics, theology, and social science sum up three years of study and conversation regarding the value of interdisciplinary theological inquiry. This is an essential and challenging collection for all who set out to think, write, teach, and preach theologically in the contemporary world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry.
1: Looking at Humans through the Lens of Deep History: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology.
2: The Moral Life and the Structures of Rational Selves: Theology and Science on Habitus, Imitatio, and the Valuation of Self and Other.
3: In the Divine (Mental) Image: Theological Anthropology and the Structures of Cognition.
4: Nicholas of Cusa's Mystical Theology in Theological and Scientific Perspective: Textuality, Intersubjectivity, Transformation.
5: Religious Persecution and Religious Freedom: The Witness of Russia's New Martyrs and Holy Elders.
6: Law, Theology, and Aesthetics: Identifying the Sources of Authority.
Conclusion: A Collaborative Manner of Theological Reflection.
Center of Theological Inquiry Research Fellows, 2012–2015.