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Science and Religious Anthropology: A Religious Naturalist Interpretation of the Human Condition. Wesley J. Wildman
This work explores the convergence of the biological sciences, human sciences and humanities around a spiritually evocative, naturalistic vision of human life. The resulting interpretation of the human condition supports some aspects of traditional theological thinking in the world's religious traditions whilst challenging other aspects.
Hardcover, 270 pages
Published December 9th 2009 by Ashgate Publishing
(first published November 1st 2009)
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Wildman argues that human beings are naturally religious, that is, not just from force of history, culture, and circumstance, but because of what we are, ontologically, essentially, inescapably. But he also argues for a way of being religious naturalistically, on the basis that what we are - as the scientific study of human beings makes more and more convincing - does not require an appeal to supernatural entities (e.g., souls) or a supranatural entity (like a God) for us to be able to understan ...more