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Light from light : scientists and theologians in dialogue

Author: Gerald O'Collins; Mary Ann Meyers
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume renowned scientists and theologians discuss the concept of light as understood by modern physics and employed by biblical and patristic writers. Light from Light deepens readers' understanding of light as posited by recent cosmological and physical theories, drawing connections with "light" as a theological metaphor. Striking glimpses into new scientific developments offer additional insight and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald O'Collins; Mary Ann Meyers
ISBN: 9780802866677 0802866670
OCLC Number: 744977659
Notes: Proceedings of symposiums held Apr. 27-29, 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey and Apr. 15-17, 2010 in Oxford, England.
Description: vi, 250 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Some light from physics / John Polkinghorne --
Light in the beginning : Georges Lemaître's cosmological inspirations / Michael Heller --
On the development of physical characteristics through interactions / Andrew M. Steane --
Light on quantum physics from experiments with quanta of light / Markus Aspelmeyer and Anton Zeilinger --
Studies of the velocity of light and causality / Robert W. Boyd --
Light in the beginning / Marco Bersanelli --
"Light from light" : the divine light reflected in and by the Son and the Holy Spirit / Gerald O'Collins --
The use of perceived properties of light as a theological analogy / Kathryn E. Tanner --
Light and darkness in the mystical theology of the Greek Fathers / Kallistos Ware --
"The darkness and the light are both alike to thee" : light as symbol and its transformations / David Brown --
"Let there be light!" : a Byzantine theology of light / John Behr --
Light in the thought of St. Augustine / Robert Dodaro --
Uncreated light : from Irenaeus and Torrance to Aquinas and Barth / George Hunsinger
Responsibility: edited by Gerald O'Collins & Mary Ann Meyers.

Abstract:

In this volume renowned scientists and theologians discuss the concept of light as understood by modern physics and employed by biblical and patristic writers. Light from Light deepens readers' understanding of light as posited by recent cosmological and physical theories, drawing connections with "light" as a theological metaphor. Striking glimpses into new scientific developments offer additional insight and interest.
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