The sense of the universe : philosophical explication of theological commitment in modern cosmology / Alexei V. Nesteruk.Publication details: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2015Description: xii, 545 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9781451470383Additional physical formats: Risorsa digitale:: The sense of the universeDDC classification: 233
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Copy number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Books||PUSC Dip. Filosofia||WA 1765 (Browse shelf (Opens below))||Copy 001||Available||327222|
Bibliogr. p. 481-509.
Introduction: Thinking of the universe and theological commitment -- The universe and humanity : cosmology and anthropology as two parts of the book of being -- Cosmology and existential phenomenology : study of the universe at the crossroads of the natural and human sciences -- Constituting the universe : transcendental delimiters and apophaticism in cosmology -- The universe as a construct : epistemic beliefs and coherence of explanation -- The origin of the universe and event of birth : phenomenological parallels -- Cosmology and teleology : purposiveness in the study of the universe -- The universe as a saturated phenomenon : Christian concept of creation in view of modern cosmology and philosophy.
The Sense of the Universe deals with existential and phenomenological reflection upon modern cosmology with the aim to reveal hidden theological commitments in cosmology related to the mystery of human existence. The book proposes a new approach to the dialogue between science and theology based in a thorough philosophical analysis of acting forms of subjectivity involved in the study of the world and in religious experience. The uniqueness of this book is that it uses recent advances in phenomenological philosophy and philosophical theology in order to accentuate the existential meaning of cosmology as the discourse that ultimately explicates the human condition. The objective of the book is not to make a comparative analysis of the cosmological scientific narrative and that of the Bible, or the Fathers of the Church (in what concerns the structure of the universe), but to reveal the presence of a hidden theological dimension in cosmology originating in the God-given ability of humanity to discern and disclose the sense of creation. The book contributes to the synthesis of appropriation and incorporation of modern philosophical ideas in Christian theology, in particular its Eastern Orthodox form.