Leslie A. Muray's Liberal Protestantism and Science (Greenwood Guides to PDF

By Leslie A. Muray

ISBN-10: 0313337012

ISBN-13: 9780313337017

Many scholars and participants of the general public who persist with information reviews on technology and faith might imagine that Protestantism and technological know-how are in clash. yet whereas evangelical assaults on evolution may perhaps make the headlines, many mainstream Protestant teams have lengthy embraced technological know-how and the medical worldview. This quantity within the Greenwood courses to technology and faith covers these Protestant thinkers who search to take advantage of the insights of technological know-how to extra their knowing of faith and faith.

additionally, the quantity also will talk about such developments on the liberal protestant popularity of evolution, the appearance of ecotheology, and the Social Gospel.

The quantity features a choice of basic resource records, a word list and a timeline, and an annotated bibliography of the main worthwhile assets for extra research.

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In Good Will Hunting, he is in effect stating the most fundamental feature of Romanticism. Part and parcel of the Romantics’ focus on emotion and feelings is a concomitant emphasis on the concrete and particular rather than the abstract and universal emphasized by the great thinkers of the Enlightenment (Barzun 1976, xv; Livingston 1997, 83–84; Randall 1976, 399–403; Welch 1972, 52–55; Whitehead 1953, 75–94). While this is the greatest point of contrast between the Enlightenment and Romanticism and is usually treated as such in scholarly literature, I would like to highlight several others.

Revelation is not a final statement of truth, crystallized into dogma, but a gradual and progressive unveiling of the mind that it may see truth clearly and receive it vitally” (Abbott 1892, 25). Moreover, he asserts that: The Bible is not fossilized truth in an amber Book; it is a seed which vitalizes the soil into which it is cast; window through which the light of dawning day enters 20:30 P1: 000 GGBD182C03 GR3701/Muray 24 Top Margin: 5/8in Gutter Margin: 3/4in November 15, 2007 Liberal Protestantism and Science the quickened mind; a voice commanding humanity to look forward and to go forward; a prophet who bids men seek their golden age in the future, not in the past.

Scientists like James Hutton (1795) and most especially Charles Lyell in his Principles of Geology made a major breakthrough in advocating Uniformitarianism. This is the view 19 20:30 P1: 000 GGBD182C03 GR3701/Muray 20 Top Margin: 5/8in Gutter Margin: 3/4in November 15, 2007 Liberal Protestantism and Science that instead of the cataclysms described above, new species evolve and grow, through the operation of natural causes, slowly, over a long period of time, although it needs to be pointed that for Lyell this did not suggest evolution until the end of his life.

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