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dc.contributor.authorDavison, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:36:00Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:36:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-02
dc.identifier.issn1474-6719
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279960
dc.description.abstractChristian theologians have considered the significance of life elsewhere in the cosmos since the fifteenth century, but the brevity of these discussions calls for greater theological precision: the notion of multiple incarnations, for example, is often explored without reference to the detail of Christological formulations. Attention to the logical mode in which such work is set out is also fruitful, where the scholastic category of suitability or fittingness holds particular promise. As suitable, God’s actions are free and yet congruent, being consistent with the divine nature, with creaturely natures, and with the ends of God’s dealings with creatures.
dc.description.sponsorshipBuy-out for nine months of research leave, from the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. Their funding for this 'Societal Implications of Astrobiology' programme came from NASA and the John Templeton Foundation.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectastrotheology
dc.subjectextraterrestrial life
dc.subjectmultiple incarnations
dc.subjectChristology
dc.subjectsystematic theology
dc.subjectfittingness
dc.titleChristian Systematic Theology and Life Elsewhere in the Universe: A Study in Suitability
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage461
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationNameTheology and Science
prism.startingPage447
prism.volume16
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27328
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-10
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/14746700.2018.1525224
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08-10
dc.contributor.orcidDavison, Andrew [0000-0003-0716-2080]
dc.identifier.eissn1474-6719
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idCenter of Theological Inquiry (CTI)
cam.issuedOnline2018-10-04
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:30 GMT 2020 - Embargo updated
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-04-04


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