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By Van Huyssteen

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

Among different issues, van Huyssteen argues that medical notions of human forte support us to flooring theological notions of human area of expertise in flesh-and-blood, embodied reports and guard us from overly advanced theological abstractions concerning the "image of God." targeting the interdisciplinary challenge of human origins and uniqueness, van Huyssteen accesses the origins of the embodied human brain throughout 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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