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    Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning.Nancey Murphy - 2018 - Cornell University Press.
    In this timely and provocative book, Nancey Murphy sets out to dispel skepticism regarding Christian belief. She argues for the rationality of Christian belief by showing that theological reasoning is similar to scientific reasoning as described by contemporary philosophy of science. Murphy draws on new historicist accounts of science, particularly that of lmre Lakatos. According to Lakatos, scientists work within a "research program" consisting of a fixed core theory and a series of changing auxiliary hypotheses that allow for prediction and (...)
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    Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?Nancey C. Murphy - 2006 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Are humans composed of a body and a nonmaterial mind or soul, or are we purely physical beings? Opinion is sharply divided over this issue. In this clear and concise book, Nancey Murphy argues for a physicalist account, but one that does not diminish traditional views of humans as rational, moral, and capable of relating to God. This position is motivated not only by developments in science and philosophy, but also by biblical studies and Christian theology. The reader is invited (...)
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  3. Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will.Nancey Murphy & Warren S. Brown - 2007 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press UK. Edited by Warren S. Brown.
    If humans are purely physical, and if it is the brain that does the work formerly assigned to the mind or soul, then how can it fail to be the case that all of our thoughts and actions are determined by the laws of neurobiology? If this is the case, then free will, moral responsibility, and, indeed, reason itself would appear to be in jeopardy. Murphy and Brown present an original defence of a non-reductive version of physicalism whereby humans are (...)
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    On the moral nature of the universe: theology, cosmology, and ethics.Nancey C. Murphy - 1996 - Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press. Edited by George Francis Rayner Ellis.
    Ellis and Murphy show how contemporary sciences actually support a religiously based ethic of nonviolence, not by appealing to the Enlightment's mechanismic ...
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    Quantum Cosmology and the Laws of Nature: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.Robert J. Russell, Nancey C. Murphy & C. J. Isham (eds.) - 1993 - Vatican Observatory.
    This collection of research papers explores the implications of quantum cosmology and the status of the laws of nature for theological and philosophical issues regarding God's action in the world. The main goal is to contribute to constructive theology as it engages current research in the natural sciences, and to investigate the philosophical and theological elements in ongoing theoretical research in the natural sciences.
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  6. Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning.Nancey Murphy - 1991 - Religious Studies 27 (2):270-272.
     
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  7. Divine action in the natural order : Buridan's ass and Schrödinger's cat.Nancey Murphy - 2009 - In Fount LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert John Russell (eds.), Philosophy, science and divine action. Boston: Brill. pp. 325-357.
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    Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will.Nancey Murphy, George Ellis & Timothy O'Connor (eds.) - 2009 - Springer Verlag.
    The book includes contributions by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, George F. R. Ellis, Christopher D. Frith, Mark Hallett, David Hodgson, Owen D. Jones, Alicia Juarrero, J. A. Scott Kelso, Christof Koch, Hans Küng, Hakwan C. Lau, Dean Mobbs,...
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  9. Chaos and Complexity: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy & Arthur R. Peacocke - 1996 - Religious Studies 32 (4):519-521.
  10. Scientific realism and postmodern philosophy.Nancey Murphy - 1990 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 41 (3):291-303.
    The debate over scientific or critical realism is characterized by confusion, which I claim is a result of approaching the issue from both modern and ‘postmodern’ perspectives. Modern thought is characterized by foundationalism in epistemology and representationalism in philosophy of language, while holism in epistemology and the theory of meaning as use in philosophy of language are postmodern. Typical forms of scientific realism (which seek referents for theoretical terms or correspondence accounts of the truth of scientific theories) are positions at (...)
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    Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism: How Modern and Postmodern Philosophy Set the Theological Agenda.Nancey Murphy - 1996 - Bloomsbury Publishing USA.
    American Protestant Christianity is often described as a two-party system divided into liberals and conservatives. This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought. A second thesis is that the modern philosophical positions driving the division between liberals and conservatives have themselves been called into question. It therefore becomes opportune to ask how theology ought to be (...)
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    Evolution and emergence: systems, organisms, persons.Nancey C. Murphy & William R. Stoeger (eds.) - 2007 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    The collection as a whole will extend the mutual creative interaction among the sciences, philosophy, and theology.
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    Do Humans Have Souls? Perspectives from Philosophy, Science, and Religion.Nancey Murphy - 2013 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 67 (1):30-41.
    This essay seeks to promote a concept of human nature that is usually called nonreductive physicalism, which is at least not ruled out by Scripture, and may in fact be closer to biblical thinking than dualism. The essay then looks to neuroscience to show that it provides useful insights into how and why we behave as we do.
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    Robert John Russell versus the new atheists.Nancey Murphy - 2010 - Zygon 45 (1):193-212.
    This essay compares Robert John Russell's work in his recent book Cosmology from Alpha to Omega: The Creative Mutual Interaction of Theology and Science (2008) to that of the authors known collectively as "the new atheists." I treat the latter as recent contributors to the modern tradition of scientific naturalism. This tradition makes claims to legitimacy on the basis of its close relations to the natural sciences. The purpose of this essay is to show up the poverty of the naturalist (...)
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    Distinguishing modern and postmodern theologies.Nancey Murphy & James Wm Mcclendon - 1989 - Modern Theology 5 (3):191-214.
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    Emergence and mental causation.Nancey Murphy - 2006 - In Philip Clayton & Paul Davies (eds.), The re-emergence of emergence: the emergentist hypothesis from science to religion. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 227.
  17. Emergence and Mental Causation.Nancey Murphy - 2006 - In Philip Clayton & Paul Davies (eds.), The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis From Science to Religion. Oxford University Press.
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    Anglo-American postmodernity: philosophical perspectives on science, religion, and ethics.Nancey C. Murphy - 1997 - Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, a member of the Perseus Group.
    The term postmodern is generally used to refer to current work in philosophy, literary criticism, and feminist thought inspired by Continental thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Jacques Derrida. In this book, Nancey Murphy appropriates the term to describe emerging patterns in Anglo-American thought and to indicate their radical break from the thought patterns of Enlightened modernity.The book examines the shift from modern to postmodern in three areas: epistemology, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. Murphy contends that whole clusters of terms (...)
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    Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress.Robert John Russell, Nancey Murphy & William R. Stoeger (eds.) - 2008 - Vatican Observatory Fnd Ndup.
    __Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action: Twenty Years of Challenge and Progress_ _is a collection of thirteen essays assessing the scholarly contributions to the _Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action_ series, which is comprised of five volumes resulting from international research conferences co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences between 1991 and 2000. The overarching goal of the series is to advance the engagement of constructive theology with the natural sciences with special attention to the (...)
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  20. Reductionism: How Did We Fall Into It and Can We Emerge From It?Nancey Murphy - 2007 - In Nancey C. Murphy & William R. Stoeger (eds.), Evolution and emergence: systems, organisms, persons. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 60--19.
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    From critical realism to a methodological approach: Response to Robbins, Van huyssteen, and Hefner.Nancey C. Murphy - 1988 - Zygon 23 (3):287-290.
    Critical realism is a problematic philosophical doctrine that unnecessarily complicates attempts to relate theology and science. A more satisfactory approach employs the scientific methodology of Imre Lakatos for the reconstruction of theology along scientific lines. Theological research programs would automatically include auxiliary hypotheses of both theological and scientific origin.
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  22. Divine Action, Emergence, and Scientific Explanation.Nancey Murphy - 2010 - In Peter Harrison (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge University Press. pp. 244--59.
     
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    Acceptability criteria for work in theology and science.Nancey C. Murphy - 1987 - Zygon 22 (3):279-298.
    The philosophy of science of Imre Lakatos suggests criteria for acceptability of work in the interdisciplinary area of theology and science: proposals must contribute to scientific (or theological) research programs that lead to prediction and discovery of novel facts. Lakatos's methodology also suggests four legitimate types of theology–and–science interaction: (1) heuristic use of theology in science; (2) incorporation of a theological assertion as an auxiliary hypothesis in a scientific research program, or (3) as the central theory of a research program; (...)
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    Another Look at Novel Facts.Nancey Murphy - 1989 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (3):385.
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    Theology and science within a Lakatosian program.Nancey Murphy - 1999 - Zygon 34 (4):629-42.
    The writings of Ian Barbour and Arthur Peacocke can be construed as initial contributions to a Lakatosian research program on the relation between theology and science, the core theory of which is the thesis that theology belongs at the top of a nonreducible hierarchy of sciences. The positive heuristic of this program involves showing that theology and the sciences have enough in common epistemologically to be so related and arguing for nonreducibility. The author in this essay “rationally reconstructs” some of (...)
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    Truth, relativism, and crossword puzzles.Nancey Murphy - 1989 - Zygon 24 (3):299-314.
    . Neither the correspondence nor the coherence theory of truth does justice to the truth claims made in science and theology. I propose a new definition that relates truth to solving puzzles. I claim that this definition is more adequate than either of the traditional theories and that it offers two additional benefits: first, it provides grounds for a theory regarding the relations between theology and science that may stand up better to philosophical scrutiny than does critical realism; and second, (...)
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    Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action.Nancey C. Murphy (ed.) - 1998 - Berkeley (USA): Notre Dame: University Notre Dame Press.
    This collection of 21 essays explores the creative interaction among the cognitive neurosciences, philosophy, and theology. It is the result of an international research conference co-sponsored by the Vatican Observatory, Rome, and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley.
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    Philosophy, science and divine action.Fount LeRon Shults, Nancey C. Murphy & Robert John Russell (eds.) - 2009 - Boston: Brill.
    This book introduces and showcases contributions from leading international scholars on the topic of "divine action" in the world, with special attention on the ...
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  29. Daniel Dennett’s and Sam Harris’ Confrontation on the Problem of Free Will.Zahra Khazaei, Nancey Murphy & Tayyebe Gholami - 2020 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 22 (2):27-48.
    This paper seeks to explain and evaluate, by an analytic method, the conflict between determinism and free will from the viewpoint of two physicalist reductionist philosophers, namely, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris. Dennett is a compatibilist philosopher who tries to show compatibility between determinism and free will, while Sam Harris is a non-compatibilist philosopher who turns to determinism with the thesis that our thoughts and actions have been pre-determined by the neurobiological events associated with them, and thus, considers free will (...)
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  30. Overcoming Hume on His Own Terms.Nancey Murphy - 1999 - In D. Z. Phillips & Timothy Tessin (eds.), Religion and Hume's Legacy. St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference Division. pp. 206--220.
  31. Supervenience and the downward efficacy of the mental: A nonreductive physicalist account of human action.Nancey C. Murphy - 1999 - In Neuroscience and the Person: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action. Notre Dame: University Notre Dame Press.
  32. Theology and Scientific Methodology.”.Nancey Murphy - 2001 - In Michael L. Peterson (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings. Oxford University Press. pp. 513--530.
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    Free Will versus Determinism - As Determined by Radical Conceptual Changes.Nancey Murphy - 2021 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 23 (3):29-50.
    My objective in this article is to question whether the problem of free will can, within our current conceptual system, be framed coherently. It is already widely recognized that a mental faculty, the will, needed to initiate action, no longer fits with current thought. However, we can still ask whether human decisions and actions are determined by something other than the agent. So the important question is whether we still have a cogent concept of determinism. The two prevalent alternatives are (...)
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    Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning. [REVIEW]Gerard J. Hughes & Nancey Murphy - 1992 - Philosophical Quarterly 42 (168):397.
  35. Ian Barbour on religion and the methods of science: An assessment.Nancey Murphy - 1996 - Zygon 31 (1):11-20.
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    Physicalism Without Reductionism: Toward a Scientifically, Philosophically, and Theologically Sound Portrait of Human Nature.Nancey Murphy - 1999 - Zygon 34 (4):551-571.
    This essay addresses three problems facing a physicalist (as opposed to dualist) account of the person. First, how can such an account fail to be reductive if mental events are neurological events and such events are governed by natural laws? Answering this question requires a reexamination of the concept of supervenience. Second, what is the epistemological status of nonreductive physicalism? Recent philosophy of science can be used to argue that there is reasonable scientific evidence for physicalism. Third, the soul has (...)
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  37. Arthur Peacocke's naturalistic Christian faith for the twenty-first century: A brief introduction.Nancey Murphy - 2008 - Zygon 43 (1):67-73.
    Abstract.This article is a brief overview and positive assessment of Arthur Peacocke's essay “A Naturalistic Christian Faith for the Twenty‐First Century.” Here Peacocke further develops his panentheist account of God and provides significant reinterpretations of a number of Christian doctrines using the concept of emergent levels of complex reality with downward efficacy on their constituents.
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    For Nonreductive Physicalism.Nancey Claire Murphy - 2018 - In Jonathan J. Loose, Angus John Louis Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Oxford, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 316–327.
    This chapter presents a partial argument for a Christian version of nonreductive physicalism. Its structure is based on the view that a Christian anthropology at a minimum must be: consonant with Scripture and at least a part of the Christian tradition; not in conflict with widely accepted science, and preferably supported by science; and internally coherent. The argument of the chapter, then, intentionally draws from biblical studies and theology, and from (a bit of) cognitive neuroscience. The impact of cognitive neuroscience (...)
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    An Appreciation and Extension of William Wainwright’s Insights on Interreligious Dialogue.Nancey Murphy - 2022 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 24 (3):7-28.
    In honor of William Wainwright, this article takes up his interest in interreligious dialogue. It pursues two goals simultaneously: One is to provide a better model for understanding philosophy of religion. Terrence Tilley claims that there is the standard model which is mistaken in that it takes arguing for religious beliefs to be equivalent to justifying commitment to a religion. He promotes a practical model, which has its ancestry in the writings of Michel de Montaigne and Blaise Pascal. This model (...)
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  40. Cognitive Science and the Evolution of Religion.Nancey Murphy - 2009 - In Jeffrey Schloss & Michael J. Murray (eds.), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 265.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001788504; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 265-277.; Physical Description: diag ; Language(s): English; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    Anglo-American Postmodernity and the End of Theology-Science Dialogue?Nancey Murphy - 2006 - In Philip Clayton (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 472-487.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001712245; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 472-487.; Language(s): English; General Note: Bibliography: p 486-487.; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    Anglo‐American Postmodernity: A Response to Clayton and Robbins.Nancey Murphy - 1998 - Zygon 33 (3):475-480.
    In Anglo‐American Postmodernity I call attention to recent intellectual shifts in epistemology (from foundationalism to holism), philosophy of language (from reference to use), and metaphysics (from reductionism to nonreductionism), and pursue the consequences of these changes for science, theology, and ethics. Wesley Robbins criticizes the book for making overly optimistic claims for the intellectual status of theology; Philip Clayton criticizes it for giving up the quest for general standards of rational progress. Both criticisms miss the mark in not taking on (...)
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    A philosophy of the Christian religion for the twenty-first century.Nancey C. Murphy - 2018 - London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
    What are the core philosophical questions facing Christianity today, and how can we begin to answer them?
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    A philosophy of the Christian religion.Nancey C. Murphy - 2018 - Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press.
    Each field of study comes with its own set of questions; each period of time refines and redirects those questions. The Christian religion as we find it in the twenty-first century presents a unique set of problems to be solved and questions to be answered. In this introduction to the philosophy of the Christian religion, eminent philosopher and theologian Nancey Murphy applies the tools of philosophical analysis to a set of core yet contemporary religious questions: what does our historical moment (...)
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  45. Biology and religion.Nancey Murphy & Jeffrey Schloss - 2008 - In Michael Ruse (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press. pp. 545--569.
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    Cognitive Neuroscience, Moral Responsibility, and Punishment.Nancey Murphy - 2013 - In Thomas A. Nadelhoffer (ed.), The Future of Punishment. Oup Usa. pp. 155.
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    Darwin, Social Theory, and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.Nancey Murphy - 1999 - Zygon 34 (4):573-600.
    This essay considers ways in which Darwin's account of natural processes was influenced by economic, ethical, and natural‐theological theories in his own day. It argues that the Anabaptist concept of “the gospel of all creatures” calls into question alliances between evolutionary theory and social policy that are based on the dominance of conflictual images such as “the survival of the fittest” and questions the negative images of both nature and God that Darwinism has been taken to sponsor. The essay also (...)
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    Giving the Nonreductive Physicalist Her Due.Nancey Murphy - 2000 - Philosophia Christi 2 (2):167-173.
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    Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion.Nancey C. Murphy & Christopher C. Knight - 2010 - Routledge.
    Science and religion have often been thought to be at loggerheads but much contemporary work in this flourishing interdisciplinary field suggests this is far from the case. The Ashgate Science and Religion Series presents exciting new work to advance interdisciplinary study, research and debate across key themes in science and religion, exploring the philosophical relations between the physical and social sciences on the one hand and religious belief on the other. Contemporary issues in philosophy and theology are debated, as are (...)
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    Is altruism good? Evolution, ethics, and the Hunger for theology.Nancey Murphy - 2006 - Zygon 41 (4):985-994.
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