Reading Richard Dawkins
A Theological Dialogue with New Atheism
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Title Page, Copyright Page
In modern times, contemporary academia is acquiring an increasingly public character. Technological advancements over the last number of years have led to an unprecedented accessibility of knowledge. As such, we can no longer be content with conceptual partisans that keep academic disciplines separate...
A Distinct Methodological Framework
This chapter will present the methodological foundation of this book. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how engaging in a dialogical relationship with a contrary ideology can be beneficial to theology. It will argue that such a dialogue has become a theological necessity in twenty-first-century...
In order to pursue the objectives of this project (a dialogue with Dawkins) we must, as an essential prerequisite, understand the scientific foundation from which Dawkins develops his worldview. As stated in the previous chapter, Dawkins is being held as a representative of an interpretation of evolutionary...
The German term ‘weltanschauung’, meaning a conceptual understanding of the world from a particular perspective, aptly describes what this chapter will establish: a philosophy extrapolated from the evolutionary science presented in Chapter Two. In our review of Dawkins’ scientific position, we discovered that...
The previous two chapters provided the scientific and philosophical conceptual infrastructure of Dawkins’ worldview (Chapters Two and Three respectively). This worldview understands every facet of life, from its primordial origins through to the complexities of human consciousness, behavior, and cultural...
Evil, Evolution, and God
In Chapters Two and Three, we began our dialogue with Dawkins by exploring his worldview. These chapters enabled us to begin to explore avenues where Dawkins’ scientific hermeneutic could be utilized by the theologian. In the last chapter, we took his outlook on evolution and particularly his meme...
The intention of this book is to advocate a paradigm of theological dialogue that seeks to respond to theology’s most virulent critics. Without engaging in a cheap search for reference, it was argued that the current context of multiculturalism and the public character of religious antagonists force theology...
Page Count: 272
Publication Year: 2014
OCLC Number: 878960943
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