Issues in science and theology: are we special? : human uniqueness in science and theology

This book offers a penetrating analysis of issues raised by the perennial question, "Are we special?". It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, from astronomy and palaeontology to philosophy and theology, to explore this question. Contributors cover a wide variety of issu...

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Subtitles:Human uniqueness in science and theology
Contributors: Fuller, Michael 1963- (Editor) ; Evers, Dirk 1962- (Editor) ; Runehov, Anne L. C. (Editor) ; Sæther, Knut-Willy (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cham, Switzerland Springer Verlag 2017
Enclosed titles:Chapter 1. Being Human in a Cosmic Context (David Wilkinson)
Chapter 1. Being Human in a Cosmic Context (David Wilkinson)
Chapter 2. Is Life Unique? Perspectives from Astrobiology and Synthetic Xenobiology (Elisabeth Loos)
Chapter 2. Is Life Unique? Perspectives from Astrobiology and Synthetic Xenobiology (Elisabeth Loos)
Chapter 3. Are We Special? Humanity and Extraterrestrial Life (Alfred Kracher)
Chapter 3. Are We Special? Humanity and Extraterrestrial Life (Alfred Kracher)
Chapter 4. The Cosmic Christ's End: The Cosmological Meaning of Christ in an Interreligious Perspective, with a Focus on Jewish-Christian Eschatology (Andreas Losch)
Chapter 4. The Cosmic Christ's End: The Cosmological Meaning of Christ in an Interreligious Perspective, with a Focus on Jewish-Christian Eschatology (Andreas Losch)
Chapter 5. Darwinian Evolution of the Human Body and Culture (Jerzy Dzik)
Chapter 5. Darwinian Evolution of the Human Body and Culture (Jerzy Dzik)
Chapter 6. What are human beings (that you are mindful of them)? Notes from neo-Darwinism and neo-Aristotelianism (Jonathan Jong)
Chapter 6. What are human beings (that you are mindful of them)? Notes from neo-Darwinism and neo-Aristotelianism (Jonathan Jong)
Chapter 7. Is Homo naledi Going to Challenge our Presuppositions on Human Uniqueness? (Rubén Herce)
Chapter 7. Is Homo naledi Going to Challenge our Presuppositions on Human Uniqueness? (Rubén Herce)
Chapter 8. Does Religious Behavior Render Humans Special? (Lluis Oviedo and Jay R. Feierman)
Chapter 8. Does Religious Behavior Render Humans Special? (Lluis Oviedo and Jay R. Feierman)
Chapter 9. Do only humans sin? In Conversation with Frans de Waal (Ernst M. Conradie)
Chapter 9. Do only humans sin? In Conversation with Frans de Waal (Ernst M. Conradie)
Chapter 10. Theology Looking at Culture Through the Lenses of Science (Ivan Colagè)
Chapter 10. Theology Looking at Culture Through the Lenses of Science (Ivan Colagè)
Chapter 11. Strong Artificial Intelligence and Imago Hominise: The risks of a Reductionist Definition of Human Nature (Sara Lumbreras)
Chapter 11. Strong Artificial Intelligence and Imago Hominise: The risks of a Reductionist Definition of Human Nature (Sara Lumbreras)
Chapter 12. Human Uniqueness and Technology: Are we Co-Creators with God?(Victoria Lorrimar)
Chapter 12. Human Uniqueness and Technology: Are we Co-Creators with God?(Victoria Lorrimar)
Chapter 13. Boundless Riches: Big Data, the Bible and Human Distinctiveness (Michael Fuller)
Chapter 13. Boundless Riches: Big Data, the Bible and Human Distinctiveness (Michael Fuller)
Chapter 14. Human Uniqueness or Anthropocentrism? Semantic, Anthropological and Theological Clarifications in Dialogue with Damasio's Neuroscience (Luis O. Jiménez-Rodríguez)
Chapter 14. Human Uniqueness or Anthropocentrism? Semantic, Anthropological and Theological Clarifications in Dialogue with Damasio's Neuroscience (Luis O. Jiménez-Rodríguez)
Chapter 15. Aren't We Animals? Deconstructing or Decolonzing the Human - Animal Divie (Angela Roothaan)
Chapter 15. Aren't We Animals? Deconstructing or Decolonzing the Human - Animal Divie (Angela Roothaan)
Chapter 16. How may we Justify the History of the Universe? (Michael Heller)
Chapter 16. How may we Justify the History of the Universe? (Michael Heller)
Chapter 17. Human Uniqueness and the Normative Conception of the Rational (James Henry Collin)
Chapter 17. Human Uniqueness and the Normative Conception of the Rational (James Henry Collin)
Chapter 18. Special? Oh, Please! And Yet ... (Roland Karo). Chapter 19. Uniqueness and the Presence of the Image: Towards a Pneumatological Foundation for Human Uniqueness and the Image of God (Joanna Leidenhag)
Chapter 18. Special? Oh, Please! And Yet ... (Roland Karo). Chapter 19. Uniqueness and the Presence of the Image: Towards a Pneumatological Foundation for Human Uniqueness and the Image of God (Joanna Leidenhag)
Chapter 20. 'What Is Man That You Are Mindful of Him?' (Ps 8:4): How Theology Can Help to Answer the Question: What is it to be a Human Being? (Johanna Rahner).
Chapter 20. 'What Is Man That You Are Mindful of Him?' (Ps 8:4): How Theology Can Help to Answer the Question: What is it to be a Human Being? (Johanna Rahner).
Chapter 21. Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si': Ecological Concerns and a Shift of Theological Approach to the Problems of Humanity and the Earth (Jacek Poznański)
Chapter 21. Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si': Ecological Concerns and a Shift of Theological Approach to the Problems of Humanity and the Earth (Jacek Poznański)
Chapter 22. Are Humans Special? Examining John Haught's Idea of 'Information' and the Daoist Idea of Qi in the Zhuangzi (Jaeho Jang)
Series/Journal:Issues in science and religion: publications of the European Society for the study of science and theology volume 4
Further subjects:B Religion and science
B Biological Evolution
B Theology
B Humanity Congresses
B Religion and science Congresses
B Religion and Science
B Evolution (Biology)
B Humanity
B Conference program
B Evolution (Biology) Congresses
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Summary:This book offers a penetrating analysis of issues raised by the perennial question, "Are we special?". It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, from astronomy and palaeontology to philosophy and theology, to explore this question. Contributors cover a wide variety of issues, including what makes humans distinct from other animals, the possibilities of artificial life and artificial intelligence, the likelihood of life on other planets, and the role of religious behavior. A variety of religious and scientific perspectives are brought to bear on these matters. As a whole, the book addresses whether the issue of human uniqueness is one to which sciences and religions necessarily offer differing responses
Item Description:"ESSSAT, the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology arranged the sixteenth European Conference on Science and Religion (ECST XVI) in Łódź/Warsaw, Poland. The editors chose a selection of short papers presented at the conference and thus composed this volume of the Issues in science and religion series."--Page v. - Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:3319621238