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What might be described as a Pentecostal worldview has become a powerful cultural phenomenon, but it is often at odds with modernity and globalization. Science and the Spirit confronts questions of spirituality in the face of contemporary science. The essays in this volume illustrate how Pentecostalism can usefully engage with technology and scientific discovery and consider what might be distinctive about a Pentecostal dialogue with the sciences. The authors conclude that Pentecostals, with their unique perspectives on spirituality, can contribute new insights for a productive interaction between theology and science.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Introduction: Science and the Spirit—Questions and Possibilities in the Pentecostal Engagement with Science
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Part One
  2. p. 13
  1. 1. What Have the Galapagos to Do with Jerusalem? Scientific Knowledge in Theological Context
  2. pp. 15-33
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  1. 2. Is There Room for Surprise in the Natural World? Naturalism, the Supernatural, and Pentecostal Spirituality
  2. pp. 34-49
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  1. 3. How Does God Do What God Does? Pentecostal-Charismatic Perspectives on Divine Action in Dialogue with Modern Science
  2. pp. 50-71
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  1. Part Two
  2. p. 73
  1. 4. Does God Have a Place in the Physical Universe? Physics and the Quest for the Holy Spirit
  2. p. 75
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  1. 5. Does the Spirit Create through Evolutionary Processes? Pentecostals and Biological Evolution
  2. pp. 92-116
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  1. 6. Can Religious Experience Be Reduced to Brain Activity? The Place and Significance of Pentecostal Narrative
  2. pp. 117-132
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  1. 7. Serotonin and Spirit: Can There Be a Holistic Pentecostal Approach to Mental Illness?
  2. pp. 133-152
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  1. Part Three
  2. p. 153
  1. 8. Can Social Scientists Dance? Participating in Science, Spirit, and Social Reconstruction as an Anthropologist and Afropentecostal
  2. pp. 155-173
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  1. 9. Is Integrating Spirit and Sociology Possible? A Postmodern Research Odyssey
  2. pp. 174-191
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  1. 10. Is There Room for the Spirit in a World Dominated by Technology? Pentecostals and the Technological World
  2. pp. 192-208
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 209-211
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253004666
Related ISBN
9780253355164
MARC Record
OCLC
669505024
Pages
230
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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