Christianity after Christ
Author: Thomas Sheehan
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From Westar Summer Institute 2006.
What happens now that Christianity’s worst nightmare has come true? What becomes of the traditional theological core of Christian religion and practice in the light of the settled findings (1) of natural science regarding, for example, the age and origins of the universe and the origins of consciousness, (2) of historical science regarding what Jesus of Nazareth said and did not say, did and did not do, or (3) the relation of science to faith, reason, and philosophy. Thomas Sheehan will explore what, in fact, the theological core of Christian religion and practice is, if it is to exist at all. In short: What forms might “Christianity” take in light of the Copernican revolutions that have given us contemporary science, history, and culture?
Thomas Sheehan (Ph.D., Fordham University) is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of several books in philosophy and religion, including The First Coming (1986), a widely acclaimed and controversial account of Easter.