Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Learning with and from the Nature and Human Sciences

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Robin W. Lovin, Joshua Mauldin
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , March
     202 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Rosemary Carbine forthcoming.


Can a neuroscientist help a theologian interpret a medieval mystical text? Can a historian of religion help an anthropologist understand the effects of social cooperation on human evolution? Can a legal scholar and a theologian help each other think about how fear of God relates to respect for the law?

In this volume leading scholars in ethics, theology, and social science sum up three years of study and conversation regarding the value of interdisciplinary theological inquiry. This is an essential and challenging collection for all who set out to think, write, teach, and preach theologically in the contemporary world.


John P. Burgess
Peter Danchin
Celia Deane-Drummond
Agustín Fuentes
Andrea Hollingsworth
Robin W. Lovin
Joshua Mauldin
Friederike Nüssel
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Douglas F. Ottati
Stephen Pope
Colleen Shantz
Michael Spezio

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Robin W. Lovin is William H. Scheide Senior Fellow in Theology at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey. His previous books include An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues and Christian Realism and the New Realities.

Joshua Mauldin is outreach officer at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey.


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