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Christian natural theology

John B. Cobb

Christian natural theology

based on the thought of Alfred North Whitehead

by John B. Cobb

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Published by Westminster John Knox Press in Louisville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whitehead, Alfred North, -- 1861-1947,
  • Process theology,
  • Natural theology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn B. Cobb.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT83.6 .C585 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17848881M
    ISBN 109780664230180
    LC Control Number2007004250

    That philosophy is his Christian natural theology, or rather that portion of that philosophy is his natural theology which deals most relevantly with the questions of theology. It would be confusing to include under the heading of natural theology all the technical aspects of philosophy, but, on the other hand, no sharp line can be drawn, and.   With the help of in-depth essays from some of the world's leading philosophers, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology explores the nature and existence of God through human reason and evidence from the natural world. Provides in-depth and cutting-edge treatment of natural theology's main arguments Includes contributions from first-rate philosophers well known for/5.

    A Christian Natural Theology Based on the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead by John B. Cobb, Jr. A Guide to Understanding the Bible by Harry Emerson Fosdick; A Historical Introduction to the New Testament by Robert M. Grant; A New Hearing, Living Options in Homiletic Method by Richard L. Eslinger; A New Quest of the Biblical Jesus by James M. Natural theology – the discussion of those aspects of theology that can be investigated without the help of revelation scriptures or tradition (sometimes contrasted with "positive theology"). Patristics or patrology—studies the teaching of Church Fathers, or the development of Christian ideas and practice in the period of the Church Fathers.

      The debate over natural theology presents the church with interesting things to think about. It is a discussion that is not unique to our generation. Theologians from centuries past have wrestled with and thought through this issue, often arriving at different conclusions. Among these theologians are Karl Barth and Emil Brunner/5.   Since the late seventeenth century, the combining of science and religion in natural theology had been an important endeavour in Britain. As well as providing rational support for religion, it was the primary way in which educated British society came to know of recent developments in science, as these were used to provide arguments for the existence of God.


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Christian Natural Theology extends Whiteheadian thought by providing a more coherent account Christian natural theology book personal identity, ethical responsibility, and an improved Whiteheadian doctrine of God. The ideas presented in this book have greatly influenced subsequent writings in Process Philosophy including another must-read for students of Whitehead, David Ray Griffin's "Reenchantment without Cited by: A Christian Natural Theology: Based on the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead.

John B. Cobb Jr. When the first edition of A Christian Natural Theology appeared init was a groundbreaking work that incorporated Alfred North Whitehead's metaphysical philosophy as a framework for developing a Christian natural theology/5(33).

When the first edition of A Christian Natural Theology appeared init was a groundbreaking work that incorporated Alfred North Whitehead's metaphysical philosophy as a framework for developing a Christian natural theology. The work was so significant it helped to launch process theology as a leading alternative to neo-orthodox theology and has since become a classic Pages: First published in"Natural Theology" was written in defense of the teleological argument.

His opening statement sets this stage by supposing that if he found a watch upon the ground, then examined its parts, he would necessarily conclude that it was designed for a : In Natural Theology, William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world.

Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from a wise and benevolent : When the first edition of A Christian Natural Theology appeared init was a groundbreaking work that incorporated Alfred North Whitehead's metaphysical philosophy as a framework for developing a Christian natural theology.5/5(1).

A Christian Natural Theology Based on the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead by John B. Cobb, Jr. John B. Cobb, Jr., Ph.D.

is Professor of Theology Emeritus at the Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California, and Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies there. A classic work (originally published in ) that broke ground in the study of Biblical Theology from “The Father of Reformed Biblical Theology”.

The aim of this book is no less than to provide an account of the unfolding of the mind of God in history, through. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Theology Blogs > The Theology Exchange - a new theology focus blog by Dr. Samuel Galloza PDF Books > Repentance - by Thomas Watson Other similar books (Go To Other books) Online Books > The Arthur Custance Library - The Doorway Papers by Arthur Custance - (Go to the Custance Library) Articles > The Doctrine of Original Sin, by Dean Harvey (View Article).

The question of 'natural theology' interlocks with the related questions of whether we can conceive of God acting in the world at all, as well as why, if God is God, evil persists in the world.

Can specific events in history, like those reported in the Gospels, afford the necessary point from which to ask and answer such questions?/5(23). 5 John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book II. A Brief History of Natural Theology A typical definition of natural theology is given by John Macquarrie: “Natural theology is the knowledge of God (and perhaps also of related topics, such as the immortality of the soul) accessible to all rational human beings without recourse to anyFile Size: KB.

In his latest book, Re-Imagining Nature, McGrath presents an ambitious vision for retrieving a holistic Christian understanding of natural theology that goes beyond the rationalistic proofs of God’s existence of the 19th century. By stressing the imaginative powers Cited by: 3.

In Natural Theology William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from/5.

In his latest book, Re-Imagining Nature, McGrath presents an ambitious vision for retrieving a holistic Christian understanding of natural theology that goes beyond the rationalistic proofs of God’s existence of the 19th century. By stressing the imaginative powers of human beings and not just rational ones, /5(10).

Lately, however, there have been other signs that the cause of natural theology may have a future as well as a past. The latest of such signs — and the one which so far gives the greatest ground for hope — is the appearance of John Cobb’s book, A Christian Natural Theology3.

Whitehead is the starting point for the natural theology of the book under review—but the result is a composite of Whitehead and the author. John B. Cobb, Jr. offers a summary-supplement to Whitehead as an alternative to contemporary trends. It amounts to a religious redefinition of secular experience.

He wrote dozens and dozens of books using simple, straightforward language for children, young people and adults. "Natural Theology is not learned from the Bible. It is all that can be known about God, merely by examining the beings and things which he has made, without the aid of revealed Theology.".

This book is Pages: Re-Imagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world's leading theologians.

The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present. Features:Brand: Wiley-Blackwell. In the second edition of A Christian Natural Theology, John Cobb offers substantive changes at key points on which his current views are clearly different from those reflected earlier.

When the first edition appeared init was a groundbreaking work that incorporated Alfred North Whitehead’s metaphysical philosophy as a framework for developing a Christian natural : $   The aim of the book is to suggest that Jesus, properly understood, is an appropriate starting point for natural theology.

Lord Gifford endowed his lectures at Aberdeen University with the goal of encouraging theologians to talk about God without reference to revelation—Jesus, the scriptures, the church, all the messy particulars. Christian philosophy as natural theology Natural theology is generally characterized as the attempt to establish religious truths by rational argument and without reliance upon alleged revelations.

It has focused traditionally on the topics of the existence of God and the immortality of the soul. Arguments for the existence of God.Natural theology is the study of God through observing nature and using reason. Rom. says, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.".Christian Natural Theology extends Whiteheadian thought by providing a more coherent account of personal identity, ethical responsibility, and an improved Whiteheadian doctrine of God.5/5.