books about: naturalism
Worship and the Reality of God: An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence
John Jefferson Davis
Is God missing from our worship? Obstacles to true worship are not about contemporary or traditional music, electronic gadgetry or seeker sensitivity. Rather it is the habits of mind and heart, conditioned by our surrounding culture, that hinder our faith in the real presence of the transcendent God among his people. Sensing a real need for renewal, John Jefferson Davis offers a theology of worship that uncovers the most fundamental barriers to ...
Making Sense of Your World : A Biblical Worldview
William E. Brown
W. Gary Phillips
Sheffield Pub Co
This is a college-level text for "worldview" classes, taught primarily in Christian and Bible colleges. This book will help the Christian student understand what he believes by looking at his own faith and seeing that it is, or should be, not just assenting to a creed but a whole way of life. The book challenges students (and other adult Christians as well) to look at other world views and try to understand them, with the purpose of being ...
Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism
The MIT Press
Environmentalists have always worked to protect the wildness of nature but now must find a new direction. We have so tamed, colonized, and contaminated the natural world that safeguarding it from humans is no longer an option. Humanity's imprint is now everywhere and all efforts to "preserve" nature require extensive human intervention. At the same time, we are repeatedly told that there is no such thing as nature itself -- only our own ...
Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An Argument for Its Contemporary Relevance (S U N Y ...
David Ray Griffin
State Univ of New York Pr
Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead's metaphysical system.
The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
The world’s leading authorities in the sciences and humanities—dozens of top scholars, including three Nobel laureates —join a cultural and intellectual battle that leaves no human life untouched. Is the universe self-existent, self-sufficient, and self-organizing, or is it grounded instead in a reality that transcends space, time, matter, and energy?
The Amateur Naturalist
Alfred A. Knopf
Everybody wants to do their bit to help the environment in the 1990s and this practical book should be of interest to anyone concerned about the natural world and how they can play a part - however small - in conserving nature. It includes information on identifying tracks, preserving a wildlife area, collecting shells, taking lichen scratchings, making a cast of a footprint and caring for wounded birds. Gerald Durrell also wrote "My Family and ...
The Analytic Theist: An Alvin Plantinga Reader
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Alvin Plantinga, called by Time magazine "America's leading orthodox Protestant philosopher of God," has had a profound impact on the philosophical discipline. This book gathers in one place Plantinga's most important work in the philosophy of religion generally and his contribution to the resurgence in Christian philosophy in particular. Organized into four sections-"Natural Theology and Atheology," "Reformed Epistemology," "Divine Nature and ...
Reality Through the Arts (6th Edition)
Dennis J. Sporre
This introductory exploration of basic artistic concepts and terms applies them to a skeletal multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural history of artistic styles. It treats all the arts– painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance, film, architecture, literature –uniformly, and uses a common outline to reinforce the relationship of terms and concepts to the perceptual process. The book also ties both artistic media and ...
Radical Nature: Rediscovering the Soul of Matter
Christian de Quincey
Invisible Cities Press Llc
This groundbreaking book proposes that the universe around us is literally alive and conscious. This worldview restores a sense of the sacred to modern lives that have too long insisted that mind, spirit, and consciousness must be divorced from body, nature, and matter. Going back to the earliest days of Western philosophy, this book illustrates how the notion of intrinsically sentient matter is thousands of years old and has only recently been ...
Ayn Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher
As "Ayn Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher," subtitled "A novelist's mentor-protege relationship with the author of 'Atlas Shrugged'," suggests, Holzer's unique personal relationship with Rand enabled Holzer to learn fiction writing at her mentor's knee. Both literary autobiography and touching tribute, it explores the creative process at work from both Rand's AND Holzer's perspectives.
Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry
Thomas A. Schwandt
SAGE Publications, Inc
Intended as a guide to the terms and phrases that partially shape the nature, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices called qualitative inquiry, this new edition has 110 additional new terms as well as new key references for every entry. These key references help acquaint readers with the complexity of the issues behind the concepts examined in the book. In addition, most of the entries have been expanded and clarified to enhance ...
Transformations in Consciousness: The Metaphysics and Epistemology
State University of New York Press
This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness. This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--that embraces the wider ranges opened by the door of realization--while not excluding the contents of the more common experience. A realization in consciousness that finds no place or ...
System of Nature
Clinamen Press Ltd.
"The source of Man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature."D'Holbach believed that the misery he saw in mankind around him was caused by religion and its superstitious beliefs - that there was a God who controlled destiny and would reward or punish individuals. The System of Nature was written to replace these delusions with a schema of understanding based solely on the physical workings of nature. "Let Man study this nature, let him learn her ...
Agnosticism and Christianity and Other Essays (Great Mind Series)
Thomas Henry Huxley
In this selection of his most important writings, renowned scientist and philosopher Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) discusses his views on the demonstrative evidence of evolution, the physical basis of life, naturalism and supernaturalism, agnosticism and Christianity, and the Christian tradition in relation to Judaic Christianity.
50 Great Myths About Atheism
Tackling a host of myths and prejudices commonly leveled at atheism, this captivating volume bursts with sparkling, eloquent arguments on every page. The authors rebut claims that range from atheism being just another religion to the alleged atrocities committed in its name. An accessible yet scholarly commentary on hot-button issues in the debate over religious belief Teaches critical thinking skills through detailed, rational argument ...
Liberalism and the Age of the Woman
Elderberry Press (OR)
Imagine l957 Bee Branch, Arkansas, population 53. The author was raised four miles from there. The environment included the dregs of the tail-end of western-civilization. It was a secure world, unreflective and complacent. Not only was same-sex marriage not even on anyone’s horizon yet, but even homosexuality was something that Big-City Yankees did. At the same time, it was a golden age, with Elvis and blue suede shoes.
Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction
Johns Hopkins University Press
Written by distinguished historians of science and religion, the thirty essays in this volume survey the relationship of Western religious traditions to science from the beginning of the Christian era to the late twentieth century. This wide-ranging collection also introduces a variety of approaches to understanding their intersection, suggesting a model not of inalterable conflict, but of complex interaction. Tracing the rise of science from ...
Doing Philosophy as a Christian (Christian Worldview Integration)
Garrett J. DeWeese
What does it mean to be called to the profession of philosophy? What does it mean for the Christian in particular? And how should those called to the profession engage their tasks? Noting that philosophy literally is "the love of wisdom," Garrett J. DeWeese begins with a discussion of wisdom from the Old and New Testaments before addressing the often misunderstood relation between faith and reason. DeWeese then elucidates the fundamental ...
You Bet Your Life: A Toolbox for Making Life's Ultimate Decision
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
This work is for the benefit of the modern skeptic that is open to possibly re-thinking their position and for Christians who have friends and family looking for a rational way out of their unbelief. The book starts with the indisputable: someday you are going to die. The question is, what’s next? Since one’s eternal state is forever, the thoughtful person should seek to obtain the best possible outcome. At one time religious ...
The Recalcitrant Imago Dei: Human Persons and the Failure of Naturalism (Veritas)
J. P. Moreland
The Veritas Series brings to market original volumes all engaging in critical questions of pressing concern to both philosophers, theologians, biologists, economists and more. The series aims to illustrate that without theology, something essential is lost in our account of such categories - not only in an abstract way but in the way in which we inhabit the world. The Veritas Series refuses to accept disciplinary isolation: both for theology and ...
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