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Resurrection

Ted Peters (Ed), Robert John Russell (Ed), Michael Welker (Ed)

Paperback 2004-03-01

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In this volume first-rate scientists and theologians from both sides of the Atlantic explore the Christian concept of bodily resurrection in light of the views of contemporary science.Whether it be the Easter resurrection of Jesus or the promised new life of individual believers, the authors argue that resurrection must be conceived as embodied and that our bodies cannot exist apart from their worldly environment. Yet nothing in todays scientific disciplines supports the possibility of either bodily resurrection or the new creation of the universe at large. Cosmology, for example, only forecasts an end to the universe. If persons and the cosmos are to rise up anew in the eschaton, such an event will have to be a willful act of God. Thus, while modern science can offer aid in constructing models for picturing what resurrection of the body could mean, the warrant for this belief must come from distinctly theological resources such as divine revelation. Christian faith ultimately gains its strength not from,modern science but from Gods promises.Bridging such disciplines as physics, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, biblical studies, and theology, "Resurrection" offers fascinating reading to anyone interested in this vital Christian belief or in the intersection of faith and scientific thought.CONTRIBUTORS: Jan AssmannErnst M. ConradieFrank CrsemannBrian E. Daley, S.J. Hans-Joachim EcksteinDirk EversNoreen HerzfeldPeter LampeDetlef B. LinkeNancey MurphyBernd OberdorferTed PetersJohn PolkinghorneRobert John RussellJeffrey P. SchlossAndreas SchueleGnter ThomasMichael Welker

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Publisher Description

In this volume first-rate scientists and theologians from both sides of the Atlantic explore the Christian concept of bodily resurrection in light of the views of contemporary science.Whether it be the Easter resurrection of Jesus or the promised new life of individual believers, the authors argue that resurrection must be conceived as embodied and that our bodies cannot exist apart from their worldly environment. Yet nothing in todays scientific disciplines supports the possibility of either bodily resurrection or the new creation of the universe at large. Cosmology, for example, only forecasts an end to the universe. If persons and the cosmos are to rise up anew in the eschaton, such an event will have to be a willful act of God. Thus, while modern science can offer aid in constructing models for picturing what resurrection of the body could mean, the warrant for this belief must come from distinctly theological resources such as divine revelation. Christian faith ultimately gains its strength not from,modern science but from Gods promises.Bridging such disciplines as physics, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, biblical studies, and theology, "Resurrection" offers fascinating reading to anyone interested in this vital Christian belief or in the intersection of faith and scientific thought.CONTRIBUTORS: Jan AssmannErnst M. ConradieFrank CrsemannBrian E. Daley, S.J. Hans-Joachim EcksteinDirk EversNoreen HerzfeldPeter LampeDetlef B. LinkeNancey MurphyBernd OberdorferTed PetersJohn PolkinghorneRobert John RussellJeffrey P. SchlossAndreas SchueleGnter ThomasMichael Welker

Koorong Code183663
ISBN0802805191
EAN9780802805195
Pages326
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryTheology
PublisherEerdmans
Publication DateMar 2004
Dimensions23 x 158 x 234mm
Weight0.489kg