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  Dawkins God - Alister McGrath
Alister E. McGrath is uniquely qualified to write this devastating and stunning rebuttal of the Oxford based atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.
McGrath, also a Professor at Oxford, is not only one of the world’s leading theologians but also has a PhD in molecular biophysics.
Here Alister McGrath announces what every Darwinian Fundamentalist needs to hear: that science is and always has been a cultural practice that is provisional, fallible, and socially shaped — an enterprise to be cultivated and fostered, but hardly worshipped or idolised.
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 A Review of Scientific Theology, Volume 1, Nature by Alister McGrath
McGrath's biblical and historical study of the doctrine of creation then leads into a discussion of what he sees to be the implications of this doctrine.
McGrath lays out his understanding of how these two disciplines are to be related to one another, asserting the paradigm of ancilla theologiae is the best way to understand the relationship of science to theology.
McGrath then moves on to the first major section of his Scientific Theology, with a discussion of the concept of "nature" and what this means for the current dialogue.
www.geocities.com /developingtheology/ScThRevNature.html   (1664 words)

 Iustitia Dei (Alister McGrath)
McGrath summarizes the English view of justification when he says: “In general, the English Reformers appear to have worked with a doctrine of justification in which man was understood to be made righteous by fayth onely, with good works being the natural consequence of justifying faith” (288).
McGrath is severely critical of Newman claiming that Newman misrepresents Catholicism, Protestantism, and the Caroline divinity of the seventeenth century.
McGrath says that as a result of Bultmann and Tillich there has come to be a “tendency to treat the doctrine of justification as an hermeneutical principle for interpreting, and subsequently transforming, human existence” (375).
www.theologicalstudies.org /articles/article/1544043/17478.htm   (3288 words)

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McGrath further injects his own views in a subtle suggestion of his invented "atheist doctrine" when he says of religion, "The sooner it was eliminated, the better place the world would be." This view, of course, was Professor McGrath's.
McGrath was not unaware of "the darker side of atheism, as practised in the Soviet Union." He was unaware of the state of world events in the 1960's.
McGrath does not know what atheism is. He "assumed that religion would die away naturally, in the face of the compelling intellectual arguments and moral vision offered by atheists," yet his assumptions were not, and are not, a reflection on atheism.
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 Knowing Christ | Alister McGrath (ISBN: 340756780)
Obviously, as a man of great intellect, McGrath was not too taken by the impression given by some of the CU speakers that 'the hallmark of Christian maturity was a point-blank refusal to think about the Christian faith'.
McGrath feels that one of the main ways to get people to appreciate the benefits of Christ and to respond in love and adoration is to meditate on the physical sufferings of Christ and we are encouraged to imagine it, 'feel' it and react to it (especially chapter 15).
McGrath made a vigorous and determined effort to embrace the sort of theology modelled by Packer, with his impressive intellectual ability and his lovely Christ-orientated spirituality, he could become one of the most respected Reformed theologians of our time.
www.e-n.org.uk /1882-Knowing-Christ.htm   (1302 words)

 Alister McGrath, A Passion for Truth
First and foremost, McGrath states that liberalism "was especially hostile to any form of particularism, such as the notion of a special divine revelation."(15) Rather than a particular divine revelation, liberalism grounds faith in a universal human experience of the divine.
McGrath refers to Plato, Augustine, and C.S. Lewis who describe an inner emptiness, restlessness, an aching longing that can never be filled until one knows God.(17) Further, in his chapter on evangelicalism and other religions, he states that all persons, by virtue of their creation in God's image, have a latent memory of God.
McGrath has not, and he cannot, respond to Lindbeck because he hasn't really come to terms with Kant, with the core of liberal theology, nor with a sound understanding of Chalcedon.
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 Alister McGrath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
McGrath then left Oxford to work at Cambridge University, where he also studied for ordination into the Church of England.
McGrath spent the fall semester of 1990 as the Ezra Squire Tipple Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at the Divinity School of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.
Alister E. McGrath and Evangelical Theology: A Dynamic Engagement.
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 The Twilight of Atheism - Alister McGrath
McGrath explicitly sees it differently: for him god (once again: the Christian notion of a supreme being) is the natural condition -- and he's so sure of himself that he barely even explores the question of whether this is a proposition that could potentially be called into question (of course it can).
But, while McGrath is correct that one of the reasons people turned to atheism was because they did believe: "reason is able to uncover the deepest truths of the universe" etc., he conveniently ignores the fact that atheism per se offers none of these certainties.
McGrath likes the American Atheists because they are the perfect example of atheism-as-faith, as just another religious group; indeed, the perfect group, since they are solely a counter-group, existing to oppose god belief.
www.complete-review.com /reviews/religion/mcgratha.htm   (3450 words)

 Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification by Alister E. McGrath [ISBN: 0521624266] - Find ...
McGrath seems to concur with the thought of the most eminent of scholars that the Apostle not only never wrote a systematic work about justification, but that his doctrine seems to envision justification as three distinct, but related things: our past justification, our current state of being justified, and the promise of our future justification.
McGrath also points out the fact that at no time in the history of Christianity prior to the 16th Century was it ever taught that justification is merely extrinsic to the believer.
McGrath fails to address the Catholic objections to the Reformation doctrines of alien righteousness and sola fide, such as the logical conclusion of these doctrines establishing God as the author of evil and the necessary denial of humanity being created in God's image (due to the lack of free will).
www.gettextbooks.com /isbn_0521624266.html   (2789 words)

 Alister McGrath - Cambridge CiS-St Edmunds Public Lecture
Professor Alister McGrath (University of Oxford) delivered this lecture on 9th November 2004 in the Babbage Lecture Theatre, Cambridge.
Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University.
McGrath was originally an atheist, but became a Christian while an undergraduate at Oxford University.
www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk /cis/mcgrath/index.html   (223 words)

 Amazon.ca: Theology : The Basics: Books: Alister E. McGrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Alister McGrath is an author I rely upon frequently for helping to teach theology.
McGrath takes the Apostles' Creed, one of the creeds of the early church that most every Christian agrees upon as a statement of some authority, as the overall framework for this text.
In his introduction, McGrath explains the different methods of studying theology (highlighting particular theologians, or tracing the history), and some of the disadvantages of working with those methods.
www.amazon.ca /Theology-Basics-Alister-E-McGrath/dp/140511424X   (657 words)

 A.B.C. Radio National Interview - Alister Mcgrath And Rowland Croucher
Alister McGrath: I think there are two reasons: one was simply that there was a better, in many people's view, translation to hand, namely the Geneva Bible, which actually was much better produced than the early editions of the King James Bible.
Alister McGrath: Well I think we do need to be aware that the King James Bible sounds very old-fashioned to many people, and the negative side of this is that it inhibits them from reading the Bible itself.
Alister McGrath: I think one of the great strengths of the King James Bible is the majesty of its prose, and I think a lot of people do feel that when you're talking about sacred things like God, or salvation, there's a certain dignity that's needed to do so.
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 IVP - Author Interview - Alister McGrath
McGrath: I'm drawn to it because it represents a movement which is prepared to take seriously the collapse of what I'll loosely call the Enlightenment worldview—that is that there are certain absolutes or universals to which somehow all people are innately beholden.
McGrath: At that meeting George Lindbeck said that he saw postliberalism, as represented in his The Nature of Doctrine, as being in effect a pretheological exercise.
McGrath: I believe that most evangelicals would say that they are very happy to agree with postliberalism as far as George here takes it.
www.ivpress.com /spotlight/1591.php   (2590 words)

 Twilight of the godless; Mcgrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
McGrath, an articulate and prolific writer, is a professor of historical theology at Oxford University and a leading evangelical Christian scholar.
The truth is, says McGrath, that in spite of the continuing strength of secularization in the West, religion remains important to a lot of people.
McGrath says that early in his career he too had been an atheist who rejected God's existence and believed that life was what humans themselves make of it.
www.s8int.com /Godless.html   (1365 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Dawkins' God: Books: PROF ALISTER E. McGRATH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
McGrath's aim is to examine the arguments used by Dawkins to justify his atheism, and he is careful not to extend the argument beyond this.
McGrath makes this point, but does not extend the argument to cover two important consequences: (i) that Dawkins' characterisation of faith is part of a rhetorical strategy that allows him to present faith (irrational) as the direct opposite of science (rational).
McGrath starts with a precis of the mechanism of Darwinian evolution, and of Richard Dawkins' work that is correctly described by Dawkins himself as admirable.
www.amazon.co.uk /Dawkins-God-PROF-ALISTER-McGRATH/dp/1405125381   (2343 words)

 CCCU: News | Alister McGrath to Receive New Award at CCCU 2006 International Forum
Alister McGrath, professor at Oxford University and director of the Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics, will receive the newly created John R. Dellenback Global Leadership Award for Scholarship at the 2006 CCCU International Forum on Christian Higher Education.
McGrath is recognized for his contributions both within Christian higher education, as well as the broader academy.
McGrath was elected University Research Lecturer in Theology at Oxford University in 1993, and also served as research professor of theology at Regent College, Vancouver, from 1993-99.
www.cccu.org /news/newsID.386,parentNav.Archives/news_past_detail.asp   (665 words)

 Book review: Dawkins' God, by Alister McGrath
McGrath shows that to deny the existence and influence of a higher creative power takes considerable faith.
McGrath has a Ph.D in molecular biology, is not intimidated with the jargon and can easily deal with complex scientific ideas.
McGrath exposes atheism for what it is. He shows that to deny the existence and influence of a higher creative power, in the face of the evidence that science continues to discover, takes considerable faith.
www.christianodyssey.org /books/mcgrath.htm   (333 words)

 ttgapers store - USA - The Future of Christianity (Blackwell Manifestos) - Alister E. McGrath - Product Details :: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Alister McGrath is a moderately conservative theologian and an ordained minister of the Church of England.
McGrath tells us, the purpose of this series is to encourage "discussion of important issues." The topic is the future of Christianity, and Prof.
McGrath's witty style is delightful, although unnecessary to keep one captivated by a very readable analysis of the present megatrends in world Christianity.
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 RandomHouse.ca | Books | The Twilight of Atheism by Alister McGrath
A former atheist who is now one of Christianity’s foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional religion and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century.
Blending thoughtful, authoritative historical analysis with incisive portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism, and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable, and necessary response to its failures.
ALISTER McGRATH is a professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385500623   (453 words)

 Amazon.de: Luther's Theology of the Cross: Martin Luther's Theological Breakthrough: English Books: Alister E. McGrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Widely regarded as one of the most important works on Luther published in recent years, this paperback edition of Alister McGrath's classic text will be welcomed by students and scholars of both theology and history.
McGrath traces Luther's movement from a theologian of the via moderna to a theologian of the cross, recounting the step by step transformation that occurred through Luther's prolonged pondering and studious research on the concepts of iustitia Dei, fides Christi, iustitia fidei.
McGrath writes in a manner that even a newcomer to the topic can understand, yet with enough detail to satisfy an experienced scholar.
www.amazon.de /Luthers-Theology-Cross-Alister-McGrath/dp/0631175490   (770 words)

 Alister McGrath on Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion" | Reclaiming the Mind Ministries
Oxford University Professor Alister McGrath is uniquely qualified to answer these questions because he is both a theologian and a scientist.
McGrath has contributed to the resurgence of evangelical theology in both the academic and popular spheres.
All this is to introduce McGrath and his work and to provide a context for the podcast of the event last Saturday.
www.ttpstudents.com /content/blog/mjsawyer/McGrathonDawkins   (750 words)

 Amazon.fr : In the Beginning: Livres en anglais: Alister E. McGrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the Beginning is Alister McGrath's history of the King James Bible and is, as the subtitle explains, his exegesis of "How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture".
McGrath's story begins with the development of the printing press, describes the forces (before, during, and after the Reformation) fuelling the demand for English vernacular translations of the Bible, and considers the impact of the King James Version on Western worship and politics.
McGrath deftly blends an arch and charming, donnish argot with breezy, tough, brass-tacks directness.
www.amazon.fr /Beginning-Alister-McGrath/dp/0340785853   (331 words)

 Alister Mc Grath Encyclopedia Article @ Apologizing.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
McGrath spent the fall semester of 1990 as the Ezra Squire Tipple Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at the Divinity School of
McGrath was elected University Research Lecturer in Theology at Oxford University in 1993, and also served as research professor of theology at
McGrath seems to be a part of the
www.apologizing.net /encyclopedia/Alister_McGrath   (622 words)

 Reformation Thought: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath [ISBN: 0631215204] - Find Cheap Textbook Prices & Save BIG
McGrath's chapter on Humanism and the Reformation is helpful in understanding the word `humanism' as used by a twenty-first century writer vs. the sixteenth century writer or theologian.
McGrath takes the reader through a maze of intrigue as Henry begins divorce proceedings, is faced with excommunication, and is faced with the threat of invasion from neighboring catholic states.
Alister McGrath has an amazing grasp of the issues and honestly portrays in a fair way the differing viewpoints from an unbiased, historical perspective.
www.gettextbooks.com /isbn_0631215204.html   (1801 words)

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