The Image of the Unseen God
By: Thomas E. Hosinski
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“A clear and sensitive justification of process philosophy’s relevance to contemporary Catholic theology.” —John F. Haught
What does it mean to be “made in the image and likeness of God”? How has the world talked about God over the ages? What do the life and teachings of Jesus say about the nature of God? Do the “new sciences” diminish or affirm Christianity’s understanding of God?
Through the lens of “catholicity,” an awareness of our fundamental wholeness in God, Fr. Hosinski surveys our evolving understandings of God, casting light on our knowledge of the universe as revealed in physics, cosmology, and biology, particularly the theory of evolution. Here is a holistic understanding of God compatible with the implications of contemporary science that, remarkably, advances an understanding that is harmonious with the implications of Jesus’ own life and teachings.
Thomas E. Hosinski, CSC, is professor emeritus of theology at the University of Portland (OR). He is the author of Stubborn Fact and Creative Advance: An Introduction to the Metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead (Rowman & Littlefield).