Theology and Issues of Life and Death - eBook
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Theology and Issues of Life and Death - eBook  -     Edited By: Susan F. Parsons
    By: John Heywood Thomas

Theology and Issues of Life and Death - eBook

Edited By: Susan F. Parsons
Cascade Books / 2013 / ePub

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Title: Theology and Issues of Life and Death - eBook
By: John Heywood Thomas
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Cascade Books
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781621896340
ISBN-13: 9781621896340
Stock No: WW108201EB

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"Does theology have any relevance to the problem of life and death?" According to John Heywood Thomas the answer is an unequivocal yes. A largely personal expression of this conviction precedes the argument's exposition, which is then stated first of all quite generally--that nothing human is alien to theology's concern. Three main issues are considered: the unborn life, death as an event in life, and the possibility of global death. The issue of a life before birth is a complex problem, requiring an awareness of philosophical issues as of the empirical factors. The same kind of multifaceted thinking is needed in confronting the issue of death, an inescapable topic for theology. If death is an event in life what does it reveal about the meaning of life? And what of the very human action of the funeral? After a discussion of the complex issues involved the argument returns to the global reference of theology. Two areas of concern are singled out to show that the theologian can offer guidance in debate: the environmental crisis and the threat of nuclear war.

Author Bio

John Heywood Thomas, Emeritus Professor of Nottingham University, was Head of its Department of Theology and successively Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Arts Faculty. He had taught previously at the University of Manchester, Episcopal Seminary Austin, Texas, and the University of Durham. Described by Paul Tillich as his "logical critic," he has written studies of Tillich as well as of Kierkegaard.

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