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New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion

The Future of Creation Order

Vol. 2, Order Among Humans: Humanities, Social Science and Normative Practices

Editors: Buijs, Govert J., Mosher, Annette K. (Eds.)

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  • Is the first in 25 years to deal specifically with creation order and its significance for social theory and anthropology
  • Brings together authors who relate their contributions to the Christian tradition in general and reformational philosophy in particular
  • Reflects the important historical and systematic role of the concept of creation in reformational philosophy
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This book investigates humanities, social sciences and politics from the perspective of the concept of creation order. It is the second volume in a series that provides a unique and topical overview of attempts to assess the current health of the concept of creation order within Reformational philosophy when it is compared with other perspectives. Divided into a section on fundamental reflections and a section on normative practices, it discusses issues such as redemption, beauty, nature, love, justice, morality, and ethics. It concludes with discussions on a practice-based theory to explain religion in international relations and a normative model for the practice of cooperation in development. 

This series reflects the role that the branch of Christian philosophy called ‘Reformational’ philosophy plays in the discussion on the status of laws of nature. Ever since its inception, almost a century ago, the concepts of order and law (principle, structure) have been at the heart of this philosophy. One way to characterise this tradition is as a philosophy of creation order. Firmly rejecting both scholastic metaphysics and Deism, Reformational philosophers have maintained the notion of law as ‘holding’ for reality. Questions have arisen about the nature of such law: is it a religious or philosophical concept; does law just mean ‘orderliness’? How does it relate to laws of nature? Have they always existed or do they ‘emerge’ during the process of evolution?

About the authors

Govert Buijs PhD holds the Kuyper Chair for political philosophy in relation to religion at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, VU University, Amsterdam. Next to this he holds the Goldschmeding Research Chair on 'economics and civil society'. At the Erasmus University Rotterdam he lectures in Christian Philosophy. He studied political science, philosophy and theology at various institution in the Netherlands and Canada. His main interests are religion in the public square, religion in relation to civil society and the relation between morality and economics. In 2003 he won the Savornin Lohman Price for political and social theory in relation to Christianity.  He is co-founder of Èthos, a recently founded Dutch platform for research and public debate on societal developments.

Annette Mosher PhD is currently employed at VU University Amsterdam as Assistant Professor of Ethics within the Faculty of Theology where she has served since 2005.  With fourteen years experience in the field of education, Annette specializes in the interaction of nature religions with environmental ethics, as well as religion and issues of justice, and ecofeminism.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92147-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92146-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Creation Order
Book Subtitle
Vol. 2, Order Among Humans: Humanities, Social Science and Normative Practices
Editors
  • Govert J. Buijs
  • Annette K. Mosher
Series Title
New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92147-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92147-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92146-4
Series ISSN
2367-3494
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 308
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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