By Van Huyssteen

In Alone within the World? -- first given because the 2004 Gifford Lectures on the college of Edinburgh -- J. Wentzel van Huyssteen develops the interdisciplinary discussion that he set out in The Shaping of Rationality (1999), utilising this technique to the uncharted waters among theological anthropology and paleoanthropology.

Among different issues, van Huyssteen argues that medical notions of human area of expertise support us to floor theological notions of human forte in flesh-and-blood, embodied studies and safeguard us from overly advanced theological abstractions concerning the "image of God." concentrating on the interdisciplinary challenge of human origins and forte, van Huyssteen accesses the origins of the embodied human brain in the course of the remarkable prehistoric cave work of western Europe, fifteen of that are reproduced in colour during this volume.

Boldly connecting the commonly separated fields of Christian theology and paleoanthropology via cautious interdisciplinary mirrored image, Alone within the World? will inspire sustained research into the query of human uniqueness.

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