Alone in the World?: Human Uniqueness in Science and by Van Huyssteen

By Van Huyssteen

In Alone within the World? -- first given because the 2004 Gifford Lectures on the college of Edinburgh -- J. Wentzel van Huyssteen develops the interdisciplinary discussion that he set out in The Shaping of Rationality (1999), making use of this system to the uncharted waters among theological anthropology and paleoanthropology.

Among different issues, van Huyssteen argues that medical notions of human forte support us to flooring theological notions of human specialty in flesh-and-blood, embodied stories and safeguard us from overly complicated theological abstractions in regards to the "image of God." targeting the interdisciplinary challenge of human origins and area of expertise, van Huyssteen accesses the origins of the embodied human brain in the course of the wonderful prehistoric cave work of western Europe, fifteen of that are reproduced in colour during this volume.

Boldly connecting the generally separated fields of Christian theology and paleoanthropology via cautious interdisciplinary mirrored image, Alone within the World? will inspire sustained research into the query of human uniqueness.

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