The Human Factor: Evolution, Culture, and Religion

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Fortress Press, 1993 - 317 pagina's

This amazing book takes into account all of the leading premises of the modern concept of biocultural evolution and builds a bridge to religious theory. Its value lies in its ability to pose the major questions and sketch proposals for dealing with them. To my knowledge it is the first work to make such an attempt.
--Solomon H. Katz
University of Pennsylvania

Hefner's book is a major breakthrough in doing constructive theology. His view of human beings as created co-creators is filled with balanced insight regarding how humans are united with the rest of creation, while having a special place because of their brains and culture.
--Karl E. Peters
Coeditor, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science

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Inhoudsopgave

A Theology of the Created CoCreator
23
Nature as the Matrix of Being Human
55
Nature as Gods Great Project
63
GodTalk and Human Experience of the World
77
Freedom as the Determined Human Condition
97
Freedom and Determinism in Evolutionary Perspective
107
Biological Perspectives on Original Sin
123
Culture as Constructed Systems of Information
145
Myth Ritual Morality and the Love Command
177
Altruism and Christian Love
195
On the Way to Theology
213
Rendering the Theological Tradition
229
The Created CoCreator as Exploratory Proposal
255
Taking Leave of a Theme
277
Bibliography
289
Index
307

The Emergence of Myth and Ritual within Culture
157
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Over de auteur (1993)

Philip Hefner is Professor of Systematic Theology Emeritus, Lutheran School of Theology, and formerly Director of the Chicago Center for Religion and Science and Editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. Among his many publications is The Human Factor: Evolution, Culture, and Religion (Fortress Press, 1993).

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