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Murphy, Nancey C.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 337 publications in 2 languages and 12,714 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: BR118, 230.01
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Most widely held works by Nancey C Murphy
On the moral nature of the universe : theology, cosmology, and ethics by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellis and Murphy show how contemporary sciences actually support a religiously based ethic of nonviolence, not by appealing to the Enlightment's mechanismic Creator God or revelation's Father God but by discerning the transcendent ground in the laws of nature, the emergence of intelligent freedom, and the echoes of "knoetic" self-giving in cosmology and biology. --From publisher's description
Theology in the age of scientific reasoning by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely and provocative book, Nancey Murphy sets out to dispel skepticism regarding Christian belief. She argues for the rationality of Christian belief by showing that theological reasoning is similar to scientific reasoning as described by contemporary philosophy of science. Murphy draws on new historicist accounts of science, particularly that of Imre Lakatos. According to Lakatos, scientists work within a "research program" consisting of a fixed core theory and a series of changing auxiliary hypotheses that allow for prediction and explanation of novel facts. Murphy argues that strikingly similar patterns of reasoning can be used to justify theological assertions. She shows that theological research programs such as those of Wolfhart Pannenberg and of the Roman Catholic Modernists already come close to satisfying the demands of Lakatos's methodology. Murphy provides an original characterization of theological data and explores the consequences for theology and philosophy or religion of adopting such an approach
Whatever happened to the soul? : scientific and theological portraits of human nature( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatever Happened to the Soul? strives for greater consonance between contemporary science and Christian faith. Outstanding scholars in biology, genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and ethics join here to offer contemporary accounts of human nature consistent with Christian teaching. Their central theme is a nondualistic account of the human person that does not consider the "soul" an entity separable from the body; scientific statements about the physical nature of human beings are about exactly the same entity as are theological statements concerning the spiritual nature of human beings
Systematic theology by James Wm McClendon( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did my neurons make me do it? : philosophical and neurobiological perspectives on moral responsibility and free will by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors here provide a novel contribution to the debate on free will by offering cutting-edge research at the intersection of philosophy and the cognitive sciences. The volume reframes long-standing philosophical problems in light of recent developments in neuroscience and related fields
Chaos and complexity : scientific perspectives on divine action( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of fifteen research papers explores the implications of chaos and complexity in physical, chemical, and biological systems for philosophical and theological issues regarding God's action in the world. It resulted from the second of five international research conferences being co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory, Rome, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley. The overarching goal is to contribute to constructive theology as it engages current research in the natural sciences and to investigate the philosophical and theological elements in ongoing theoretical research in the natural sciences."--Jacket
Beyond liberalism and fundamentalism : how modern and postmodern philosophy set the theological agenda by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of the so-called two-party system of liberals and conservatives in American Protestant Christianity. Nancey Murphy advances the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought." "A second thesis is that the modern philosophical positions driving the division between liberals and conservatives have themselves been called into question. This, then, presents the opportunity to ask how theology ought to be done in a postmodern era and to envision a rapprochement between theologians of the left and right." "The book concludes by speculating on the future and the likelihood that the compulsion to separate into two distinct camps will be precluded by the coexistence of a wide range of theological positions from left to right."--Jacket
Bodies and souls, or spirited bodies? by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are humans composed of a body and a nonmaterial mind or soul, or are we purely physical beings? Opinion is sharply divided over this issue. In this clear and concise book, Nancey Murphy argues for a physicalist account, but one that does not diminish traditional views of humans as rational, moral, and capable of relating to God. This position is motivated not only by developments in science and philosophy, but also by biblical studies and Christian theology."--Jacket
Quantum cosmology and the laws of nature : scientific perspectives on divine action by Robert J Russell( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtues & practices in the Christian tradition : Christian ethics after MacIntyre by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-American postmodernity : philosophical perspectives on science, religion, and ethics by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasoning and rhetoric in religion by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses basic concepts in Toulmin-model argument and classic rhetoric as they apply to religious concepts. Explains warrants, grounds, and evidence, as well as different kinds of appeals. Applies these concepts to classic arguments in religion
Theology without foundations : religious practice and the future of theological truth( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human identity at the intersection of science, technology and religion( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas of human nature in the West have always been shaped by the interplay of philosophy, theology, science, and technology. The fast pace of developments in the latter two spheres (neuroscience, genetics, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering) call for fresh reflections on what it means, now, to be human, and for theological and ethical judgments on how we might shape our own destiny in the future. The leading scholars in this book offer fresh contributions to the lively quest for an account of ourselves that does justice to current developments in theology, science, technology, and
Evolution and emergence : systems, organisms, persons by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by experts in the field, exploring how nature works to produce systems of increasing complexity from simple components, and how our understanding of this phenomenon of emergence can lead us to a deeper appreciation of both our humanity and our relationship with God. - ;A collection of essays by experts in the field, exploring how nature works at every level to produce more complex and highly organized objects, systems, and organisms from much simpler components, and how our increasing understanding of this universal phenomenon of emergence can lead us to a deeper and ric
Physics and cosmology by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconciling theology and science : a radical reformation perspective by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and gadgets : following Jesus in a technological world by Brad J Kallenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are prone to overlook the effects of technology on our spiritual lives. This book investigates the role technology plays in helping and hampering our Christian practice and witness
Downward causation and the neurobiology of free will by Nancey C Murphy( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is free will possible in the light of the physical and chemical underpinnings of brain activity and recent neurobiological experiments? How can the emergence of complexity in hierarchical systems such as the brain, based at the lower levels in physical interactions, lead to something like genuine free will? The nature of our understanding of free will in the light of present-day neuroscience is becoming increasingly important because of remarkable discoveries on the topic being made by neuroscientists at the present time, on the one hand, and its crucial importance for the way we view ourselves as human beings, on the other. A key tool in understanding how free will may arise in this context is the idea of downward causation in complex systems, happening coterminously with bottom up causation, to form an integral whole. Top-down causation is usually neglected, and is therefore emphasized in the other part of the book's title. The concept is explored in depth, as are the ethical and legal implications of our understanding of free will. This book arises out of a workshop held in California in April of 2007, which was chaired by Dr. Christof Koch. It was unusual in terms of the breadth of people involved: they included physicists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, philosophers, and theologians. This enabled the meeting, and hence the resulting book, to attain a rather broader perspective on the issue than is often attained at academic symposia. The book includes contributions by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, George F.R. Ellis, Christopher D. Frith, Mark Hallett, David Hodgson, Owen D. Jones, Alicia Juarrero, J.A. Scott Kelso, Christof Koch, Hans Küng, Hakwan C. Lau, Dean Mobbs, Nancey Murphy, William Newsome, Timothy O'Connor, Sean A. Spence, and Evan Thompson
Philosophy, science and divine action( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On the moral nature of the universe : theology, cosmology, and ethics
Alternative Names
Murphy, Nancey.

Murphy, Nancey 1951-

Murphy, Nancey C.

Murphy, Nancy.

Nancey Murphy American philosopher and theologian

Nancey Murphy Amerikaans filosofe

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English (263)

Dutch (1)

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Theology in the age of scientific reasoningWhatever happened to the soul? : scientific and theological portraits of human natureSystematic theologyDid my neurons make me do it? : philosophical and neurobiological perspectives on moral responsibility and free willChaos and complexity : scientific perspectives on divine actionBeyond liberalism and fundamentalism : how modern and postmodern philosophy set the theological agendaBodies and souls, or spirited bodies?Quantum cosmology and the laws of nature : scientific perspectives on divine action