From Big Bang to Big Mystery: Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution

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New City Press, 2012 - Religion - 365 pages
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In this fascinating, accessible and thorough study, renowned priest and academic Brendan Purcell combines the latest discoveries in paleoanthropology, genetics, neuroscience, and other sciences with the insights of philosophers and theologians to address the question of the Big Bang of Human Consciousness. Purcell shows the complementarity these disciplines can bring to an understanding of the mystery of human existence.
 

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New light on creation, evolution and the person

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In CHAPTER 1, Brendan Purcell presents us with a personal invitation to explore ourselves in the company of the greatest explorers of the soul in human history. Without recovering these landmark ... Read full review

Contents

An exploration of the human in the Book ofjob 48
30
In the beginning 63
38
The scientific partners in
50
World process and the sequence of sciences that map it 89
37
How science can sometimes lose its way 98
52
Darwin and the evolution of evolution 107
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Evolutionism as a secular religion
90
The evolution of evolutionary theory
116
Wheres the hominid sequence going
53
On the threshold of the Human Mystery
65
1 What caused the human revolution? 181
36
The first three grace notes in the human
44
Human culture is built into our body plan 195
50
Language 225
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A modern reminder of the richness contained in symbol 238
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The human persons limitless orientation
180

Lonergan on development
126
How we belong and yet
31
continuity with ea rlier hominids
37
From Big Bang to Big Mystery 293
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What am I? The nature of the human person 302
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Brendan Purcell is Lecturer in Philosophy at University College in Dublin. He is the author of The Drama of Humanity: Towards a Philosophy of Humanity in History.

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