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The World Perceived: A Theological and Phenomenological Approach to Thinking, Perceiving, and Living In-The-World 1 edition

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How are we to make sense of the Bible in the context of the modern world? 

In this book, you will discover a new way of perceiving the world; a way in which the biblical view of the world can be seen as just as true-for-us as the modern scientific view of the world. 

The World Perceived explores how we think about the world, how we perceive the world, and how we choose to live our lives in-the-world. Using phenomenology as a philosophical framework for the construction of a biblical theology of appearances, the author illustrates how the biblical description of reality is of far greater relevance to us than are the descriptions of reality given to us by modern science and popular science writers.  

By exploring the epistemological bases of both science and theology as a forms of knowledge along with the assumptions implicit within both worldviews, The World Perceived invites the reader upon an intellectual journey into the world of phenomenal reality. The author makes a strong case for the validity of the biblical description of the world and reality by demonstrating how the modern scientific description of the world and reality are in no way superior to the biblical description. 

Using three examples of conflicting scientific and biblical descriptions of the world (i.e., the geocentric versus the heliocentric conception of the universe, creation versus evolution, and absolute time versus relative time) The World Perceived demonstrates the Bible's relevancy to the modern world, which is often hostile to both religion and the Bible, like no other book on the market today.

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The World Perceived
A Theological and Phenomenological Approach to Thinking, Perceiving, and Living In-The-World

Published 2009 by CreateSpace in Charleston, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

How are we to make sense of the Bible in the context of the modern world? In this book, you will discover a new way of perceiving the world; a way in which the biblical view of the world can be seen as just as true-for-us as the modern scientific view of the world. The World Perceived explores how we think about the world, how we perceive the world, and how we choose to live our lives in-the-world. Using phenomenology as a philosophical framework for the construction of a biblical theology of appearances, the author illustrates how the biblical description of reality is of far greater relevance to us than are the descriptions of reality given to us by modern science and popular science writers. By exploring the epistemological bases of both science and theology as a forms of knowledge along with the assumptions implicit within both worldviews, The World Perceived invites the reader upon an intellectual journey into the world of phenomenal reality. The author makes a strong case for the validity of the biblical description of the world and reality by demonstrating how the modern scientific description of the world and reality are in no way superior to the biblical description. Using three examples of conflicting scientific and biblical descriptions of the world (i.e., the geocentric versus the heliocentric conception of the universe, creation versus evolution, and absolute time versus relative time) The World Perceived demonstrates the Bible's relevancy to the modern world, which is often hostile to both religion and the Bible, like no other book on the market today.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface v
Introduction vii
Chapter One How We Think About the World | 1
Chapter Two The Prescientific (Biblical) and Modern Scientific Views of the World | 31
Chapter Three Three Examples of Conflicting Views of the World (Modern Science versus Religion) | 61
Chapter Four Phenomenology, the Bible, and Modern Science | 123
Chapter Five The Bible’s Human Perspective | 187
Chapter Six: How The Theological/Phenomenological View of the World Should Affect Our Lives 233
Bibliography 251
Index 255
Acknowledgements 266

The Physical Object

Format
Trade Paperback
Pagination
xiii, 276p
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Weight
10.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25424942M
Internet Archive
worldperceivedth00jraj
ISBN 10
1440462143

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