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Matter and Meaning : Is Matter Sacred or Profane?.

Author: Michael Fuller
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in a material world. But what is matter? Can it point us towards meanings outside itself, or can any meaning it possesses only be invested in it by human beings? To what extent might these semantic activities overlap? How have our current understandings of matter and meaningdeveloped from those of past thinkers, in both Western and non-Western contexts? These and many other questions were addressed at a  Read more...
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Fuller, Michael.
Matter and Meaning : Is Matter Sacred or Profane?
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fuller
ISBN: 9781443820288 1443820288 9781443819077 1443819077
OCLC Number: 821179602
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: COVER --
TABLE OF CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION: MATTER AND MEANING --
PART I: SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES ON MATTER --
CHAPTER TWO WHY MATTER? A SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE --
CHAPTER THREE RE-CREATION: A POSSIBLE INTERPRETATION OF QUANTUM INDETERMINISM --
PART II: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON MATTER --
CHAPTER FOUR THEOLOGY AND MATTER THEORY IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD --
CHAPTER FIVE THEOLOGY AND THE MEANING OF MATTER IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD: A RESPONSE TO PETER HARRISON --
CHAPTER SIX MODELS AND SYMBOLS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF MATTER --
CHAPTER SEVEN A RESPONSE TO COLIN RUSSELL’S MODELS AND SYMBOLS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF MATTER --
CHAPTER EIGHT MATTER: AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE --
PART III: THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON MATTER --
CHAPTER NINE THE TRIUNE GOD AND THE TRIAD OF MATTER --
CHAPTER TEN A RESPONSE TO NIELS HENRIK GREGERSEN’S GOD,MATTER AND INFORMATION --
CHAPTER ELEVEN DIVINE GRACE AND THE CREATED ORDER IN THE HISTORY OF CATHOLIC THEOLOGY --
CHAPTER TWELVE GOD AND THE MATTER DELUSION: THE DENIAL OF MATTER IN THE TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE --
CHAPTER THIRTEEN ON THE CAPACITY OF SOUND WAVES, PAINTED CANVAS AND PRINTED PAGE TO CARRY MEANING – AND THE PLACE OF THE ARTS IN A NEW-STYLE NATURAL THEOLOGY --
CONTRIBUTORS --
INDEX

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