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Title Quantum cosmology and the laws of nature : scientific perspectives on divine action / Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy, and C.J. Isham, editors.

Publication Info. Vatican City State : Vatican Observatory ; Berkeley, Calif. : Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1996.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  215 Q1Q    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description 460 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series A Series on "Scientific perspectives on divine action" ; v. 1
Series on "Scientific perspectives on divine action" ; v. 1.
Note "In October, 1991, twenty-one scholars with cross-disciplinary expertise...met for a week-long research conference at the Vatican Observatory near Rome. The purpose of the conference was to explore the implications of quantum cosmology...for theological and philosophical issues surrounding the topic of divine action. The resulting papers form the contents of this volume." --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to general relativity and cosmology / G.F.R. Ellis and W.R. Stoeger -- Quantum theories of the creation of the universe / C.J. Isham -- On theological interpretations of physical creation theories / M. Heller -- Metaphors and time asymmetry: cosmologies in physics and Christian meanings / S. Happel -- The debate over the block universe / C.J. Isham and J.C.
Polkinghorne -- The intelligibility of nature / P.C.W. Davies -- Quantum cosmology, the role of the observer, quantum logic / A.A. Grib -- Divine action, human freedom, and the laws of nature / W. Alstone -- Contemporary physics and the ontological status of the laws of nature / W.R. Stoeger -- The temporality of God / J.R. Lucas -- God as a principle of cosmological
explanation / K. Ward -- The Trinity in and beyond time / T. Peters -- Finite creation without a beginning: the doctrine of creation in relation to big bang and quantum cosmologies / R.J. Russell -- A case against temporal critical realism? Consequences of quantum cosmology for theology / W.B. Drees -- The theology of anthropic principle / G.F.R. Ellis -- Evidence of design
in the fine-tuning of the universe / N. Murphy -- The laws of nature and the laws of physics / J. Polkinghorne.
Subject Cosmology -- Congresses.
Religion and science -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Cosmogony -- Congresses.
Quantum theory -- Congresses.
Added Author Russell, Robert J.
Murphy, Nancey C.
Isham, C. J.
ISBN 0268039763 paperback
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