Glimpsing the Face of God: The Search for Meaning in the Universe

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Lion Books, 2002 - Natural theology - 124 pages
Humankind has always been fascinated by the glories of the universe, whether in its microscopic detail or its vast extent. From time immemorial this has posed questions about origins, purpose and design. This work takes as its starting point the observable order of the universe and the ways in which the natural sciences point to a discoverable God. In it, Alister McGrath provides a guided tour to many forms of the search for meaning in the universe. The author refers to the great variety of searchers, from Ancient Greece to modern day, and explores their method with insight. Many widely accepted ideas are scrutinized and dilemmas of certainty and doubt are addressed and explained.
 

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Contents

Intimations of a Beyond
6
Trying to Make Sense of Things
14
The Big Picture and the Best Explanation
25
The Quest for Wisdom
34
The Great Narrative of Our Destiny
46
Beyond the Wisdom of the Ancients
58
A Window of Perception
66
Doctrine Rears its Ugly Head
98
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Alister McGrath is currently professor of theology at Oxford and principal of Wycliffe Hall. He is a consulting editor, general editor and author of several books. He lives in Oxford, England.

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