Evolutionary faith : rediscovering God in our great story /
Diarmuid O'Murchu.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2002.
viii, 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
1570754519 (pbk.)
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Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2002.
1570754519 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-219) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Diarmuid O'Murchu, a priest and social psychologist living in London, lectures internationally and has written extensively on new paradigms from a multi-disciplinary point of view.
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O'Murchu is a London-based priest and social psychologist whose previous works include Quantum Theology and Our World in Transition; his latest uses the insights of science and the convictions of environmentalism to suggest that humanity's next evolution will both unite humanity with the life of the planet and bring us closer to God. O'Murchu is, in effect, a post-Teilhardian theologian, and as Teilhard de Chardin is rather little discussed nowadays, O'Murchu's ideas may be of great interest to the spiritual seeker. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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In this sequel to the bestselling "Quantum Theology, " O'Murchu explores the meaning of evolution and sheds light on the profound spiritual directions suggested by science.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
My Evolutionary Creedp. 2
My Lack of Faithp. 3
Our Great Story
Evolution: The Narrative Told Afreshp. 7
Evolution as Storyp. 8
The Conventional Storyp. 9
The Story Told Afreshp. 13
Symbiosis: How the Story Hangs Togetherp. 15
As the Story Unfoldsp. 19
Evolutionary Theology: Meaning from the Futurep. 24
Our Pessimistic Futurep. 25
Lured by the Futurep. 26
Liberating Possibilityp. 29
Embracing the Shadowp. 32
Evolutionary Theologyp. 33
The Promise Fulfilledp. 35
An Emptiness That Overflowsp. 41
How Did It All Begin?p. 43
What Is Energy?p. 45
Creative Energy and Our Understanding of Godp. 47
What Is Cosmogenesis?p. 49
The Self-Organizing Universep. 50
The Divine Life-Forcep. 52
Prodigiously Creativep. 54
Aliveness as an E-merging Propertyp. 57
The Lively Universep. 59
Enter Biologyp. 61
The Essence of Lifep. 62
Life: The Properties and the Processp. 65
Revisiting Darwinp. 66
Life in Context: Theological Horizonsp. 68
The Divine as Relational Matrixp. 77
Divinity Reconsideredp. 78
Windows to the Relational Matrixp. 81
Imaging a Relational Godp. 83
Personhood Reconsideredp. 85
Revelation as Relationshipp. 87
Revelation and the Divine Erosp. 91
Thriving on Paradoxp. 94
The Punctuated Patternp. 96
The Baffling Paradoxp. 99
The Paradox of Human Sufferingp. 102
Death and Resurrection: Christian or Cosmic?p. 104
Resurrection and Transformationp. 107
Boundaries That No Longer Holdp. 110
Knowing Where We Stand with Realityp. 111
Measuring Timep. 113
Time and Timelessnessp. 115
The Space around Usp. 117
The Space-Time Continuump. 118
Beyond the Boundariesp. 120
"This Is My Body"p. 125
The Body Demonizedp. 126
The Body in Contextp. 128
Body as Processp. 130
Embodiment and Personhoodp. 132
The Body as Eucharistp. 134
Humanity's Rightful Placep. 138
Our Beginningsp. 139
Creativity and the Evolution of Languagep. 142
A Spiritualized Speciesp. 145
The Triumph and Tragedy of Civilizationp. 147
Humans and the Evolution of Consciousnessp. 150
Incarnation: African Stylep. 151
Our African Originsp. 151
Incarnation Reassessedp. 152
The Spirit of Africap. 155
Violence Reassessedp. 160
Utopia Revisitedp. 163
Consciousness: The Future of Evolutionp. 169
What Do We Mean by Consciousness?p. 170
Consciousness, Wisdom, and Depthp. 174
Consciousness Evolvingp. 176
Nurtured by Consciousnessp. 179
Consciousness and Globalizationp. 182
The Rise of Globalizationp. 183
The Shift in Consciousnessp. 187
Consciousness and the Mysticism of Our Timep. 191
Outgrowing Our Alienationp. 194
Our Next Evolutionary Leapp. 197
Honoring the Universalp. 198
Befriending the Earthp. 200
Redefining the Humanp. 201
The Futurep. 204
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 221
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