Contemporary Conceptions of God - Interdisciplinary Essays

Author: Williams, Cyril G., editor
Year:2003
Pages:204
ISBN:0-7734-6839-0
978-0-7734-6839-9
Price:199.95

Reviews

“These essays are clearly written by experts in their respective disciplines and do not necessarily presuppose any previous detailed acquaintance with the wide range of subject matter covered. Indeed I believe this would form a suitable text to introduce readers with little background knowledge in the fields of religion and Christian theology to a discussion of a number of contemporary issues as they impinge upon these fields.” – Dr. John Tudno Williams, Principal of the United theological College, Aberystwyth

“The contributions range from the editor’s own personal contribution concerning the Biblical conception of god, through theology, psychiatry, ecology, economics, biology, anthropology, to philosophy. The contributors are all well-established and respected authorities in their various fields. As well as having produced valuable contributions to their fields for this volume, the authors have, nevertheless, endeavoured to keep their writing accessible to those readers who seek an introduction to the literature, and to the characteristic approaches of their discipline.” – Dr. J. E. Robinson

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface (D. P. Davies, John James Professor of Theology, University of Wales, Lampeter)
1. The Biblical Conceptions of God (Cyril G. Williams, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter)
2. God and Theology (Glyn Richards, formerly Head of Religious Studies, Stirling University, Scotland)
3. God and Science (Dewi M. Lewis, Formerly Consultant Psychiatrist, Harefield Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital, London)
4. Knowing God – an Ecologist’s Perspective (Hefin Jones, Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University)
5. God and the Global Economy (Lawrence M. Read, Formerly Professor of Religion, Carlton University, Ottawa)
6. Belief or Experience? The Anthropologists’ Dilemma (Fiona Bowie, Head of the Department of Anthropology, University of Bristol)
7. Philosophy and Theological Castles (Dewi Z. Phillips, Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Rush Rees Professor Emeritus, University of Wales, Swansea)