- Author:Noreen Herzfeld
- Publisher:Augsburg Books (September 5, 2000)
- Pages:148 pages
- Subcategory:Computer Science
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In Our Image (Theology a. .has been added to your Cart
In Our Image (Theology a.has been added to your Cart. Professor Herzfeld from St. John's University looks at the image of God through Niebuhr, Von Rad and Barth as reason, regency or function or purpose, and the ability to have a relationship with God. Then she looks at intelligent machines in the same three categories. Chapter 5 provides a Christian critique of three transhumanists assumptions. AI advocates believe in a form of immortality, cybernetic immortality-we can achieve eternity by transferring the contents of our brains to a succession of intellectual machines.
From physics and cosmology to evolutionary biology, genetics, neuroscience and the environmental sciences, Theology and Science engages scientific discourse in dialogue with both Christian and multi-religious perspectives.
Okay, so technically it's shelved under theology and science, but it's an easy crossover.
Herzfeld's exciting work further develops a relational model, in which she finds a needed corrective to the individualistic and narcissistic tendencies of much recent spirituality and the seeds of a human/computer ethic for the future. Okay, so technically it's shelved under theology and science, but it's an easy crossover. I don't necessarily agree with everything she said deity-wise, but I still liked her conclusions of losing ourselves to AI before we even know who the heck we are.
Our growing explorations of the cognitive sciences pose significant challenges to and opportunities for theological reflection
Our growing explorations of the cognitive sciences pose significant challenges to and opportunities for theological reflection. Gregory Peterson introduces these sciences: neuroscience, artificial intelligence, animal cognition, linguistics, and psychology-that specifically contribute to the new picture and their philosophical underpinnings. He shows its implications for rethinking longstanding Western assumptions about the unity of the self, the nature of consciousness, free will, inherited sin, and religious experience
Peterson views cognitive science as a resource for a new understanding of theology .
Peterson views cognitive science as a resource for a new understanding of theology. This book surveys the cognitive e, evolutionary psychology, artificial intelligence, and primate studies-and it offers incisive theological and philosophical interpretations of these sciences. It focuses on the ways that the cognitive sciences impact theological issues like original sin, consciousness, the soul, the distinctiveness of humans, culture, views of God, and God's relationship to the world.
Read in our apps: iOS. · Android. The popular stereotype is that Science, both in the Copernican revolution that dethroned the earth-centered view of the cosmos and in subsequent developments in evolutionary theory and general relativity, has marginalized and trivialized human existence, revealing humanity's place in the cosmos to be accidental, peripheral, and ultimately meaningless. However, an investigation into both modern Christian theology and contemporary twenty-first century Science reveals just the opposite, providing solid evidence in the interdisciplinary dialogue concerning the significance of humanity within.
A Scientific Theology is a set of three books by Alister McGrath that explores the parallels between the working assumptions and methods of Christian theology and those of the natural sciences. Scientific Theology is also the "running title" of the project which gave rise to the trilogy
Thus, theology is not scientific Ockham and Gregory did not intend their views to undermine theology.
Thus, theology is not scientific. The role of theology is to explain the meaning of the Bible and the articles of faith and to deduce conclusions from them. Since the credibility of the Bible rests upon belief in divine revelation, theology lacks a rational foundation. Ockham and Gregory did not intend their views to undermine theology. To the contrary, for them theology is in a sense more certain than science, because it is built upon principles that are guaranteed to be true by God, whereas the principles of science must be as fallible as their human creators.
The relationship between the sciences and theology is a fundamental obstacle for many inquisitive . Indeed, Christianity is undergoing an intellectual crisis; philosophical and theological illiteracy is pervasive in our culture.
The relationship between the sciences and theology is a fundamental obstacle for many inquisitive minds (at least on the surface). On the other hand, it has also distressed me to witness the lackadaisical approach of many believers when it comes to the articulation and understanding of arguments and reasons that support the Christian faith.