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Author Ross, R

Title Faith at the Frontiers of Knowledge
Published Oxford : Luviri Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright page; Title page; Luviri Reprints; Foreword; Contents; Introduction: Faith, Science and Society; Part One: Natural Science; 1. Stewardship of the Environment and the Pressures of the Modern World: Is There a Christian Response?; What Degradation?; What are the Causes?; What about Poverty and Wealth?; Where Does Most of the Blame Lie?; Who Pays the Cost?; Where is Any Link with Christian Teaching?; What are the Practical Implications?; 2. The New Commandment and the Selfish Gene; Self-sacrificing Behaviour among Non-Human Animals
3. Accountability: a Christian Theme and a Christian Practice4. Barriers to Realizing Accountability; Part Two: Social Science; 6. The Rights of the Child in the Christian Context; Introduction; Confusion about the Rights of the Child; The Dominance of Contract Doctrine or Liberal Individualism; The Deficiencies of Contract Doctrine; Rights and Responsibilities; The Gradual Emerging Need for a Social Trust; The Existence of the Social Trust; The Social Trust and Social Cohesion; The Need-Based Generations of Human Rights; The Convention's Aims and Strategic Principles
Altruism -- How to Reconcile it with Natural Selection?Sociobiology and the Selfish Gene; Assessment from a Christian Perspective; Conclusion; 3. The Role of Creativity in Mathematics; 4. The Physical Concept of Time and the Christian Concept of Eternity; Traditional Concepts of Time and Eternity; Scientific and Religious Time Scales; Relativistic Time; The Space-Time Continuum; The Arrow of Time; The Biblical View of Time; Christian Views of Time and Eternity; Appendix; 5. Accountability: Living Our Faith? An Information Systems Perspective; 1. Introduction; 2. Systems of Accountability
Christianity and Altruistic Actions for ChildrenConclusion; 7. The AIDS Crisis: A Challenge to the Integrity of the Church in Malawi; Prologue; What is AIDS? Some Hard Facts About HIV-Infection and AIDS; Prevention is More Possible than Cure; What has gone wrong?; The Need for Acceptance; The Need for Approval; The Need for Affection; To Preserve its Integrity, the Church Must be Christ-like, Compassionate and Holy; Conclusion; Suggestions to the Ministry of the Church; For the Youth; For Adult Singles; For Married Couples; 8. Singing, Dancing and Believing: Civic Education in Malawi Idiom
The Need for Civic EducationThe Aim of Civic Education; The Educators; Some Paradigms; Initiator; Facilitator; Partner; Song and Dance: The New Paradigm; 9. ""Not War but Defence of the Oppressed""? Bishop Mackenzie's Skirmishes with the Yao in 1861; The Influence of David Livingstone; The Situation in the Shire Highlands; The Mission Site at Magomero; The First Armed Expedition and Skirmish; Livingstone's Legacy; Mackenzie Personally Leads a Second Expedition; Debates amongst the Missionaries; The Final Skirmishes; Mackenzie in Retrospect; Part Three: Humanities
Notes 10. What About Those Difficult Phases in the History of Black People?: A Christian Appraisal of the African Experience
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Subject Christianity -- Malawi
Religion and science -- Malawi
Religion and science.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789996098192