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The Resource The great mystery : science, God and the human quest for meaning, Alister McGrath

The great mystery : science, God and the human quest for meaning, Alister McGrath

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The great mystery : science, God and the human quest for meaning
Title
The great mystery
Title remainder
science, God and the human quest for meaning
Statement of responsibility
Alister McGrath
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Language
eng
Summary
There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important and exciting questions? The Great Mystery focuses on this fascinating field of study. Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the deepest and most important questions about who we are, why we matter, and what our future might be. A follow-up to his critically acclaimed Inventing the Universe, in The Great Mystery Alister McGrath once again brings together science with religion to yield an enriched vision of reality, along with rigorous and thoroughly up-to-date scholarship and intellectual accessibility
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1953-
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McGrath, Alister E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Theological anthropology
  • Human beings
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Cosmology
  • Religion and science
Target audience
adult
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The great mystery : science, God and the human quest for meaning, Alister McGrath
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
pt. One Wondering about Ourselves -- 1. Born to Wonder: Asking Questions; Hoping for Answers -- 2. Who are We? Wondering about Human Nature -- 3. Human Identity: Mapping the Landscape -- pt. Two Wondering about Life: The Human Quest for Meaning -- 4. Pilgrims Seeking a 'Big Picture': The Balcony and the Road -- 5. Searching for Meaning: Why We Need More Than Just Facts -- 6. Meaning: Discovery or Invention? -- 7. When Meaning Fails: Doubt, Trauma and Disbelief -- 8. Wondering about Nature: The Imaginative Roots of Science -- 9. At Home in the Universe? Wondering about Our Place in the Cosmos -- pt. Three Wondering about Our Future -- 10. What's Wrong with Us? Why We Need the Idea of Sin -- 11. Humanisms: Secular and Religious -- 12. The Myth of Progress: Reshaping Humanity -- 13. Endings: Some Brief Musings
Control code
p2251144354
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473634336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The great mystery : science, God and the human quest for meaning, Alister McGrath
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. One Wondering about Ourselves -- 1. Born to Wonder: Asking Questions; Hoping for Answers -- 2. Who are We? Wondering about Human Nature -- 3. Human Identity: Mapping the Landscape -- pt. Two Wondering about Life: The Human Quest for Meaning -- 4. Pilgrims Seeking a 'Big Picture': The Balcony and the Road -- 5. Searching for Meaning: Why We Need More Than Just Facts -- 6. Meaning: Discovery or Invention? -- 7. When Meaning Fails: Doubt, Trauma and Disbelief -- 8. Wondering about Nature: The Imaginative Roots of Science -- 9. At Home in the Universe? Wondering about Our Place in the Cosmos -- pt. Three Wondering about Our Future -- 10. What's Wrong with Us? Why We Need the Idea of Sin -- 11. Humanisms: Secular and Religious -- 12. The Myth of Progress: Reshaping Humanity -- 13. Endings: Some Brief Musings
Control code
p2251144354
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473634336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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