Item description for Resurrection: Theological and Scientific Assessments by Ted Peters, Robert John Russell & Michael Welker...
Overview Bridging such disciplines as physics, biology,neuro-science, philosophy, biblical studies, and theology, this book offers fascinating reading to anyone interested in this vital Christian belief or in the intersection of faith and scientific thought.
Publishers Description A team of 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 today's scientific disciplines supports the possibility of either bodily resurrection or the new creation of the universe at large. 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.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 2, 2002
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802805191 ISBN13 9780802805195
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More About Ted Peters, Robert John Russell & Michael Welker
Ted Peters is a professor of systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and a research scholar at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.
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Much needed study of the heart of Christian Belief! Oct 25, 2002
This is a great set of essays by some very learned and reader friendly Theologians and Scientists. Though the subject is a very weighty and complex one, the essays are understandable, to the average person for the most part. I like the fact that they take the Christian claim of Resurrection seriously, and try to understand it from a perspective of a culture shaped by Science. I do wish an essay or two would have addressed the historical questions in particular. Though the excellent essay by German Theologian Michael Welker did touch on this, in relationship to the New Testament accounts of Jesus' Resurrection. This book is one of those that brings up so many different aspects of its subject that it cries out for more studies along its same lines, of possibly more depth. Another very good essay is the one by another German Theologian, Gunter Thomas. In fact this essay was the most helpfull and interesting one for Me. He makes an excellent point of the crucial role of God's Spirit, the Holy Spirit, of Christian Belief, role in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and of our Resurrection in the Eschauton. This article makes the Spirit very tangible, in that it is the Concrete causal power behind and in all Created reality. That the Spirit is not a sort of Wraith like entity. This of course relates to all the various aspects of Christian belief about God, such as the Trinity and so forth. I highly recommend this book. I write this as just a interested laymen, but I do believe I have a much better grasp of "What" the resurrection was and is, with all do respect and humility, as to how much more we don't understand or know. Thats just how it has always been, this side of Eternity. To any who struggle with skepticism and doubts, and who doesn't, in this skeptical age, this book is a breath of fresh air, in the seriousness, with which a takes the Christian claim of Resurrection. A very rare thing thesedays, Sad to say. Thank you for reading my review. Do yourself a favor and buy this book. Sincerely Richard Woodhouse Bradford PA.