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100 1  McGrath, Alister E 
245 14 The Open Secret :|bA New Vision for Natural Theology 
250    1st ed 
264  1 Hoboken :|bJohn Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,|c2011 
264  4 |c©2008 
300    1 online resource (384 pages) 
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505 0  Intro -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 1 Natural Theology: 
       Introducing an Approach -- "Nature" is an Indeterminate 
       Concept -- Natural Theology is an Empirical Discipline -- 
       A Christian Natural Theology Concerns the Christian God --
       A Natural Theology is Incarnational, Not Dualist -- 
       Resonance, Not Proof: Natural Theology and Empirical Fit -
       - Beyond Sense-Making: The Good, the True, and the 
       Beautiful -- PART I The Human Quest for the Transcendent: 
       The Context of Natural Theology -- CHAPTER 2 The 
       Persistence of the Transcendent -- Natural Theology and 
       the Transcendent -- The Triggers of Transcendent 
       Experiences -- The Transcendent and Religion -- CHAPTER 3 
       Thinking About the Transcendent: Three Recent Examples -- 
       Iris Murdoch: The Transcendent and the Sublime -- Roy 
       Bhaskar: The Intimation of Meta-Reality -- John Dewey: The
       Curious Plausibility of the Transcendent -- CHAPTER 4 
       Accessing the Transcendent: Strategies and Practices -- 
       Ascending to the Transcendent from Nature -- Seeing the 
       Transcendent Through Nature -- Withdrawing from Nature to 
       Find the Transcendent Within Oneself -- Discerning the 
       Transcendent in Nature -- CHAPTER 5 Discernment and the 
       Psychology of Perception * -- Perception is Brain-Based --
       Perception Involves Dynamic Mental Structures -- 
       Perception is Egocentric and Enactive -- Perception Pays 
       Attention to Significance -- Perception Can Be Modulated 
       by Motivation and Affect -- Human Perception and Natural 
       Theology -- Conclusion to Part I -- PART II The 
       Foundations of Natural Theology: Ground-Clearing and 
       Rediscovery -- CHAPTER 6 The Open Secret: The Ambiguity of
       Nature -- The Mystery of the Kingdom: Jesus of Nazareth 
       and the Natural Realm -- The Levels of Nature: The 
       Johannine "I am" Sayings -- Gerard Manley Hopkins on 
       "Seeing" Nature -- CHAPTER 7 A Dead End? Enlightenment 
       Approaches to Natural Theology 
505 8  The Enlightenment and its Natural Theologies: Historical 
       Reflections -- The Multiple Translations and 
       Interpretations of the "Book of Nature" -- The Flawed 
       Psychological Assumptions of the Enlightenment -- The 
       Barth-Brunner Controversy (1934) and Human Perception -- 
       Enlightenment Styles of Natural Theology: Concluding 
       Criticisms -- CHAPTER 8 A Christian Approach to Natural 
       Theology -- On "Seeing" Glory: The Prologue to John's 
       Gospel -- A Biblical Example: The Call of Samuel -- The 
       Christian Tradition as a Framework for Natural Theology --
       Natural Theology and a Self-Disclosing God -- Natural 
       Theology and an Analogy Between God and the Creation -- 
       Natural Theology and the Image of God -- Natural Theology 
       and the Economy of Salvation -- Natural Theology and the 
       Incarnation -- Conclusion to Part II -- PART III Truth, 
       Beauty, and Goodness: An Agenda for a Renewed Natural 
       Theology -- CHAPTER 9 Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: 
       Expanding the Vision for Natural Theology -- CHAPTER 10 
       Natural Theology and Truth -- Resonance, Not Proof: 
       Natural Theology and Sense-Making -- The Big Picture, Not 
       the Gaps: Natural Theology and Observation of the World --
       Natural Theology, Counterintuitive Thinking, and Anthropic
       Phenomena -- Natural Theology and Mathematics: A "Natural"
       Way of Representing Reality -- Truth, Natural Theology, 
       and Other Religious Traditions -- On Retrieving the 
       Richness of Truth -- Truth and a Natural Theology of the 
       Imagination -- CHAPTER 11 Natural Theology and Beauty -- 
       Recovering the Place of Beauty in Natural Theology -- The 
       Neglect of Beauty: The "Deconversion" of John Ruskin -- 
       Hugh Miller on the Aesthetic Deficiencies of Sense-Making 
       -- John Ruskin and the Representation of Nature -- The 
       Beauty of Theoretical Representations of Nature -- Beauty,
       Awe, and the Aesthetic Engagement with Nature -- 
       Aesthetics and the "Seeing" of Beauty 
505 8  Beauty, Natural Theology, and Christian Apologetics -- 
       CHAPTER 12 Natural Theology and Goodness -- The Moral 
       Vision of Reality -- Natural Theology and Natural Law -- 
       The Eternal Return of Natural Law -- The Moral Ambivalence
       of Nature -- The Knowability of Goodness in Nature -- The 
       Discernment of Goodness: The Euthyphro Dilemma -- 
       Conclusion to Part III -- CHAPTER 13 Conclusion -- 
       Bibliography -- Index 
520    Natural theology, in the view of many, is in crisis. In 
       this long-awaited book, Alister McGrath sets out a new 
       vision for natural theology, re-establishing its 
       legitimacy and utility.  A timely and innovative resource 
       on natural theology: the exploration of knowledge of God 
       as it is observed through nature Written by 
       internationally regarded theologian and author of numerous
       bestselling books, Alister McGrath Develops an 
       intellectually rigorous vision of natural theology as a 
       point of convergence between the Christian faith, the arts
       and literature, and the natural sciences, opening up 
       important possibilities for dialogue and cross-
       fertilization Treats natural theology as a cultural 
       phenomenon, broader than Christianity itself yet always 
       possessing a distinctively Christian embodiment Explores 
       topics including beauty, goodness, truth, and the 
       theological imagination; how investigating nature gives 
       rise to both theological and scientific theories; the idea
       of a distinctively Christian approach to nature; and how 
       natural theology can function as a bridge between 
       Christianity and other faiths 
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