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The big bang and God : an astro-theology / Theodore Walker Jr. and Chandra Wickramasinghe.

Theodore Walker, 1953- author.

New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]

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  • Title:
    The big bang and God : an astro-theology / Theodore Walker Jr. and Chandra Wickramasinghe.
  • Author: Theodore Walker, 1953- author.
  • Contributor: Chandra Wickramasinghe 1939- author.
  • Subjects: Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Religion and science; Cosmology; General; Comparative Religion; Religion & Science; Philosophy; Religion & beliefs;
    Dewey: 201.65231
  • Publication Details: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]
  • Language: English
  • Description: Contents: Acknowledgements
    Abstract
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    PART I: ASTRO-THEOLOGY AND COSMOLOGY
    1.1. Modern Astro-Theology – William Derham
    1.4. Postmodern Revisions
    1.7. Cosmology – Fred Hoyle
    1.8. Big Bang Cosmology – Georges Edouard Lemaître
    1.11. Big Bang Cosmology – Edgar Allan Poe
    1.20. Hoyle's Contributions to Big Bang, Steady State, Quasi-Steady-State, Inflationary, and Multiverse Cosmologies
    PART II: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONVERGENCES: FROM STARDUST TO DEITY
    2.1. Astrochemistry
    2.3. From Astrochemistry to Astrobiology
    2.4. First Hoylean Argument Leading to Astrobiology
    2.5. Anthropic Principle
    2.10. Nuclear Astrophysics
    2.11. Second Hoylean Argument Leading to Astrobiology
    2.12. Astrobiology
    2.16. Comets and Biology - Cometary Panspermia
    2.19. Interstellar Bacteria
    2.20. Astrobiology and Cosmology
    2.21. From Astrobiology and Cosmology to Theology
    PART III: MICROBIOLOGY AND COMETARY PANSPERMIA
    3.1.

    Contents: Origins of Microbial Life
    3.14. Enter Fred Hoyle
    3.22. From Elements to Organic Molecules and Life
    3.24. Hoyle-Wickramasinghe Collaboration Begins
    3.30. Cometary Panspermia verses Random Assembly
    3.35. The Meteorite Microfossil Saga
    3.39. Microorganisms in the Stratosphere
    3.41. Cometary Panspermia Today
    3.45. Concerning the Next Chapter
    PART IV: COSMOLOGY, REALITY, AND PANORAMIC THEOLOGY
    4.1. Cosmic Variables
    4.2. Variations in Reality-inclusiveness
    4.4. Reality-inclusiveness and the Reality of God
    4.6. Panentheism
    4.11. Pantheism
    4.12. Classical Theisms
    4.14. Atheism
    4.15. Reality-inclusiveness and Universe
    4.16. Panentheism Affirms One God, One Universe
    PART V: COSMOLOGY, PANORAMIC BIOLOGY, AND PANORAMIC PSYCHOLOGY
    5.1. Cosmology: Definitions and Scope
    5.7. Cosmological Models
    5.16. Cosmology: Where Biology and Psychology Meet Theology
    5.20. Panspermia and Panpsychism: Dictionary Data
    5.23.

    Contents: Panspermia
    5.28. Panpsychism
    5.30. Panpsychism and Brain Functions
    5.36. Panpsychism as Neoclassical and Postmodern
    5.39. Panpsychism / Universal Psychicalism
    5.42. Universal Animism
    5.43. Universal Creationism Entails Universal Evolution
    5.47. Panpsychism and Obviously Inanimate Objects
    PART VI: ANALOGY, METAPHYSICS, FACT, MYTHICAL SYMBOLS, THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS, AND RELIGION IN POSTMODERN SCIENCE
    6.1. Mind-Body Analogy and Person-to-Cell Analogy
    6.6. From Psychology and Biology to Theology
    6.8. Analogy and Metaphysics
    6.10. From Astro-Biotic and Cosmo-Biotic Reasoning to Theology
    6.19. Factual Requirements in Postmodern Science
    6.28. Cometary Panspermia and Mythical Symbols
    6.33. Cometary Panspermia and Theological Implications
    6.38. Panspermia and Religion
    PART VII: FUTURE INTERDISCIPLINARY CONVERGENCES TOWARD THEOLOGY: A POSTMODERN TREND
    7.1. Astronomy, Astrobiology, Cosmology, Theology
    7.3. Sociology
    7.5.

    Contents: Metaphysical Sociology
    7.6. Metaphysics of Nature
    7.7. Metaphysics of Morals
    7.8. Liberty-Oriented Ethics, Theology, and Cosmology
    7.9. Narration/Storytelling
    7.11. Mythology
    7.14. Graphic Images, Art, Dance, Music, Poetry, and Literature
    7.16. Science and Science Fiction
    7.19. Science and Spirituality
    7.20. Multiverse Speculations and Avoiding the G-word
    7.22. Multiverse and Implicit Generic Quasi-Steady-State Cosmology
    7.27. Concluding Predictions
    PART VIII: FUTURE ASTROBIOLOGY
    8.1. Rigidity of Paradigms
    8.8. Clash with Religion: The Arkansas Trial
    8.13. Emergence of Cometary Panspermia
    8.18. Clash with Authority
    8.20. Evolutionary Predictions
    8.23. Horizontal Gene Transfer
    8.28. Viral Sequences in Genomes
    8.32. Astronomical Spectroscopy
    8.35. Crucial Data from Meteorites
    8.36. The Polonnaruwa Meteorite
    PART IX
    9.0.

    Contents: From William Derham's Modern Demonstration of God to John Wesley's Precedent for Postmodern Exemplification of God

  • Identifier: ISBN 9781137535023 (ePub ebook); ISBN 1137535024 (ePub ebook); ISBN (hardback); BNB GBB6C8400; System number: 017584035
  • Notes: "Wherein an astronomer and a theologian offer a study of interdisciplinary convergences with natural theology both in the scientific researches of Sir Fred Hoyle and in the philosophical researches of Charles Hartshorne and Alfred North Whitehead, thereby illustrating a constructive postmodern trend."
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Additional phys. form: Also issued in print format.
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource

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