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The ghost in the universe : God in light of modern science

Author: Taner Edis
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traditional Islam and Christianity, classical metaphysics, liberal theology, and New Age thought all tell us that cosmic reality is fundamentally spiritual. In contrast, Edlin presents a skeptical view, showing how thoroughgoing naturalism results in a much more compelling picture of our world. [back cover].
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Edis, Taner, 1967-
Ghost in the universe.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002
(OCoLC)606875103
Online version:
Edis, Taner, 1967-
Ghost in the universe.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2002
(OCoLC)609486660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taner Edis
ISBN: 1573929778 9781573929776
OCLC Number: 48957903
Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Does God Exist? --
Sophisticated Gods --
A Road Map --
Making Sense of God --
Something for Nothing --
A Necessary Being? --
The Impossible God --
A Religious Theory --
The Great Programmer --
Is God a Philosophical Problem? --
Let There be Life --
Specially Created --
Resisting Evolution --
Bringing Back the Designer --
Order from Chaos --
Darwin in Mind --
God After Darwin --
The Gods of Modern Physics --
Physics in the New Age --
Egocentric Cosmology --
The Big Banger --
A Quantum Spirit --
Life, the Universe, and Everything --
An Unnecessary Hypothesis --
History and Holy Writ --
Special Revelation --
Yahweh's Promise --
The Messenger of God --
God's Empires --
The Meanings of History --
The End of Revelation --
God Incarnate --
In Search of Jesus --
An Apocalyptic Prophet --
Mythmaking --
A Miracle Worker --
The Risen Lord --
The Bad News --
Signs and Wonders --
Wondrous Phenomena --
A Spiritual Science --
Great Performances --
Statistical Miracles --
Soaring Spirits --
Thinking Meat --
Of Mystics and Machines --
Feeling the Spirit --
Thirty-one Flavors of Ultimate Reality --
Beyond the Brain? --
The Limits of Language --
Holy Reason --
Accidental Reason --
Leaps of Faith --
Exorcizing Doubt --
Reason Reformed --
Progress? What Progress? --
Round in Circles --
The Sun Also Rises --
Universal Reason --
The Knowledge of Good and Evil --
Moral Certainty --
High Weirdness by Theology --
The Morality of a Social Animal --
Talking Morals --
Believing the Absurd --
Beyond Pragmatism.
Responsibility: Taner Edis.

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"Traditional Islam and Christianity, classical metaphysics, liberal theology, and New Age thought all tell us that cosmic reality is fundamentally spiritual. In contrast, Edlin presents a skeptical view, showing how thoroughgoing naturalism results in a much more compelling picture of our world. [back cover].

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