Creation and the World of Science: The Reshaping of Belief

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OUP Oxford, 2004 M03 19 - 428 pages
A. R. Peacocke's Creation and the World of Science, an expanded version of his 1978 Bampton Lectures, was widely recognized as a key work on the relation of the sciences to religion, in general, and Christian theology in particular. It has long been seen as a formative contribution to the wide-ranging investigations which now, internationally, constitute this intensely active field. This new reprinting contains the original and influential text and also contains a new supplement containing key references to the literature of recent years as well as indicating the author's current position on central themes. It constitutes an essential reference and starting point for the contemporary discussion of key issues in the dialogue between the sciences and theology
 

Contents

I THE TWO BOOKS
1
II COSMOS MAN AND CREATION
50
III CHANCE AND THE LIFEGAME
86
IV NATURES HIERARCHIESTHINGS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE
112
V THE SELFISH GENE AND WHAT MEN LIVE BY
147
VI EVOLVED MAN AND GOD INCARNATE
187
VII MAN IN CREATION
255
VIII CREATION AND HOPE
319
APPENDICES
360
SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES FOR THE PAPERBACK EDITION
372
INDEX OF NAMES
385
SUBJECT INDEX
391
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A. R. Peacocke was formerly Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford.

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