Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific  Naturalism and Christian Faith  -     By: David Ray Griffin
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Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith

Westminster John Knox Press / 2004 / Paperback

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A magisterial contribution to the religion and science debate. Drawing on Alfred North Whitehead's work, Griffin moves beyond the extremes of materialism and creationism to propose a synthesis between two conflicting worldviews. His Christian faith as well as his regard for "scientific naturalism" offer a solid framework for respectful dialogue. 130 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 130
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0664227732
ISBN-13: 9780664227739
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Furthering his contribution to the science and religion debate, David Ray Griffin draws upon the cosmology of Alfred North Whitehead and proposes a radical synthesis between two worldviews sometimes thought wholly incompatible. He argues that the traditions designated by the names "scientific naturalism" and "Christian faith" both embody a great truth--a truth of universal validity and importance--but that both of these truths have been distorted, fueling the conflict between the visions of the scientific and Christian communities. Griffin contends, however, that there is no inherent conflict between science, or even the kind of naturalism that it properly presupposes, and the Christian faith, understood in terms of the primary doctrines of the Christian good news.

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David Ray Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology at Claremont School of Theology, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, and Co-Founder of the Center for Process Studies. He is the author of Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith, and coauthor, with John B. Cobb Jr., of Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition. Author of numerous books in philosophy of religion, he has also published two popular books on the World Trade Center attacks: The New Pearl Harbor: Distubing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.

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