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Dawes, Gregory W.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 88 publications in 3 languages and 2,349 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gregory W Dawes
Theism and explanation by Gregory W Dawes( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern sciences are characterised by a methodological atheism. Even though religions offer what appear to be explanations of various facts about the world, such proposed explanations are not taken seriously within the sciences. Even if no natural explanation were available, it would be assumed that one exists. Is this merely a sign of atheistic prejudice, as some critics suggest? Or are there good reasons to exclude from science explanations that invoke a supernatural agent? My answer to this question has two parts. On the one hand, I concede the bare possibility that talk of divine action could constitute a potential explanation of some state of affairs, while noting that the conditions under which this would be true are unlikely ever to be fulfilled. On the other hand, I argue that a proposed explanation of this kind would rate poorly, when measured against our usual standards of explanatory virtue. Even if it were the only proposed explanation on offer, we would have good reason to seek an alternative
Introduction to the Bible : Volume1 by Gregory W Dawes( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawes provides an introduction to the Bible that anchors individual and group study on the solid foundation of basic biblical vocabulary and concepts. (Biblical Studies)
The historical Jesus quest : landmarks in the search for the Jesus of history( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Historical Jesus Quest brings together substantial extracts from the seminal works in Jesus studies over the last two centuries. The extracts are accompanied by brief introductions to each writer, helpful summaries of the central arguments of the works from which the extracts are taken, and incisive assessments of their continuing relevance to current debates. In one resource, this compendium provides the foundation upon which modern research is based and allows these great scholars to speak in their own words. It is essential reading for all serious students of the Gospels and of the historical Jesus."--Jacket
The historical Jesus question : the challenge of history to religious authority by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body in question : metaphor and meaning in the interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33 by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, philosophy and knowledge by Gregory W Dawes( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a philosophical approach to religion that acknowledges both the diversity of religions and the many and varied dimensions of the religious life. Rather than restricting itself to Christian theism, it covers a wide range of religious traditions, examining their beliefs in the context of the actual practice of the religious life. After outlining the aims of religion, the book focuses on claims to knowledge. What kinds of knowledge do religions purport to offer? In what idiom is it couched? From what sources do devotees draw their claims to knowledge? Are these sources reliable? Rather than trying to settle age-old questions about religious belief, the book offers its readers a set of criteria with which they can make informed decisions in matters of faith
Galileo and the conflict between religion and science by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent literature on the relationship between religion and science has favoured the idea that the two can exist in harmony. This study takes the opposing view, arguing that religion’s claim to a knowledge which transcends scientific reason, means discord is always likely to exist. Using Galileo’s conflict with the church as a starting point, Dawes engages with issues of religious faith, Biblical authority, divine revelation and the evolving nature of both science and theology.0
A new science of religion by Greg Dawes( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious belief, once in the domain of the humanities, has found a new home in the sciences. Promising new developments in the study of religion by cognitive scientists and evolutionary theorists put forward empirical hypotheses regarding the origin, spread, and character of religious beliefs. Different theories deal with different aspects of human religiosity - some focus on religious beliefs, while others focus on religious actions, and still others on the origin of religious ideas. While these theories might share a similar focus, there is plenty of disagreement in the explanations they
Introduction to the Bible by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dividing the contents into two parts, the author first describes how the Old and New Testaments came to be put together and then explores how their stories have been interpreted over the centuries. The author writes clearly, frequently seasoning his explanations with crisp examples
The historical Jesus quest : a foundational anthology by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng jing xue dao lun by Da zi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and religious studies in the university : some ambiguities' revisited by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Body in question by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The historical Jesus quest : a foundational anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Participation and Causality( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A recurring debate within discussions of religion, science, and magic has to do with the existence of distinct modes of thought or "orientations" to the world. The thinker who initiated this debate, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, distinguished two such orientations, one characterized as "participatory" and the other as "causal." The present essay attempts to clarify what a participatory orientation might involve, making use of the social-psychological category of a "schema." It argues that while the attitude to which Lévy-Bruhl refers is to be distinguished from an explicit body of doctrine, it does have a cognitive dimension and can embody causal claims. It follows that if such a distinction is to be made, it is not helpfully characterized as a contrast between participation and causality. A better distinction might be that between a mythical and an experimental attitude to the world
Analogies, metaphors and women as priests by Gregory W Dawes( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sheng jing xue dao lun by Dao si( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Religion without God? by Gregory W Dawes( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

WHO WANTS TO BE A SAINT?( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Susan Wolf famously argued that a saintly life – one totally dedicated to moral concerns – would be 'a life strangely barren'. It would mean neglecting many activities that make human life worthwhile. But her argument assumes that our moral duties are simply duties to others, that a perfectly moral person would always act selflessly. It may be, however, that we also have duties to ourselves, which include the cultivation of so-called 'non-moral' virtues. On this view, morality is pervasive, relating to all features of a human life, and has architectonic status, being capable of shaping all that we do
 
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Theism and explanation
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The historical Jesus quest : landmarks in the search for the Jesus of historyThe historical Jesus question : the challenge of history to religious authorityThe body in question : metaphor and meaning in the interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33Introduction to the BibleThe historical Jesus quest : a foundational anthologyThe historical Jesus quest : a foundational anthology
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