Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

The God of Nature, Incarnation and Contemporary Science

Academic journal article Journal of Psychology and Christianity

The God of Nature, Incarnation and Contemporary Science

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THE GOD OF NATURE, INCARNATION AND CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE. Christopher C. Knight. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2007. Pp. 164 + xii. pb. $24.00. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.

Knight is author of Wrestling with the Divine and works as the Executive secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion as well as Research Associate of the Faculty of Divinity in the university of Cambridge. His book is about religious response to contemporary science, addressing such problems as positivism, foundationalism, the dominance of the Enlightenment in the scientific paradigm, divine providence in a scientific world, the appeal of and move beyond Deism, the mystery of miracles, and the relevance of theological inquiry.

Knight then, continues with a careful assessment of the incarnation, resurrection, and ascension in Christian faith, revelation, salvation, and die function of God's logos in all the spiritual quests of humankind. He sets the contours of the historic Christian faith, in the light of natural law and divine action in our flawed and fractured world. His final chapter has the provocative title of Praying to the God Beyond Time. This is a pastoral and biblical theological study, the product of a lifetime lived in wrestling with the key spiritual and theological questions. …

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