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Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence$
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David Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680207

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680207.001.0001

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SETI and the Christian Understanding of Redemption

SETI and the Christian Understanding of Redemption

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Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

David Wilkinson

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the implications of the possible success of SETI for the Christian doctrine of redemption, especially the understanding of the work and person of Jesus Christ. A number of theologians are reviewed, with special attention paid to Pittenger, Teilhard de Chardin, Milne, Augustine, Tillich, Mascall, and Lewis. The doctrinal questions include incarnation, sin, revelation, salvation, and new creation. It is suggested that extending a model of Origen will provide a way forward for Christian theology and hold together issues of particularity and universality.

Keywords:   redemption, incarnation, salvation, sin, revelation, new creation, origen, augustine

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