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Phenomenology, Theology, and The World Perceived [BOOK]

Phenomenology, Theology, and The World Perceived [BOOK]

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Published by A.J. MacDonald, Jr.
How are we to make sense of the Bible in the context of the modern world?

In this book, you will discover a new way of perceiving the world; a way in which the biblical view of the world can be seen as just as true-for-us as the modern scientific view of the world.

The World Perceived explores how we think about the world, how we perceive the world, and how we choose to live our lives in-the-world. Using phenomenology as a philosophical framework for the construction of a biblical theology of appearances, the author illustrates how the biblical description of reality is of far greater relevance to us than are the descriptions of reality given to us by modern science and popular science writers.

By exploring the epistemological bases of both science and theology as forms of knowledge along with the assumptions implicit within both worldviews, The World Perceived invites the reader upon an intellectual journey into the world of phenomenal reality. The author makes a strong case for the validity of the biblical description of the world and reality by demonstrating how the modern scientific description of the world and reality are in no way superior to the biblical description.

Using three examples of conflicting scientific and biblical descriptions of the world (i.e., the geocentric versus the heliocentric conception of the universe, creation versus evolution, and absolute time versus relative time) The World Perceived demonstrates the Bible's relevancy to the modern world, which is often hostile to both religion and the Bible, like no other book on the market today.

A. J. MacDonald, Jr.-- thinker and social critic -- is a layperson in the Catholic Church. A student of theology and philosophy for many years, he currently resides in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

"It is certainly ambitious in its scope and from what I read of the text you posted on the web, it is quite well executed." ~ Charles Van Hof, Senior Acquiring Editor University of Notre Dame Press

Author's royalties from sales of the $16 (275 page) trade paperback book go to support the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington, D C in order to assist their good works of charity: DDCW receives $8 per copy when purchased directly from me (= my estore) and $5 per copy when purchased from Amazon and other booksellers ($1.99 per copy Kindle): http://dccatholicworker.wordpress.com/

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How are we to make sense of the Bible in the context of the modern world?

In this book, you will discover a new way of perceiving the world; a way in which the biblical view of the world can be seen as just as true-for-us as the modern scientific view of the world.

The World Perceived explores how we think about the world, how we perceive the world, and how we choose to live our lives in-the-world. Using phenomenology as a philosophical framework for the construction of a biblical theology of appearances, the author illustrates how the biblical description of reality is of far greater relevance to us than are the descriptions of reality given to us by modern science and popular science writers.

By exploring the epistemological bases of both science and theology as forms of knowledge along with the assumptions implicit within both worldviews, The World Perceived invites the reader upon an intellectual journey into the world of phenomenal reality. The author makes a strong case for the validity of the biblical description of the world and reality by demonstrating how the modern scientific description of the world and reality are in no way superior to the biblical description.

Using three examples of conflicting scientific and biblical descriptions of the world (i.e., the geocentric versus the heliocentric conception of the universe, creation versus evolution, and absolute time versus relative time) The World Perceived demonstrates the Bible's relevancy to the modern world, which is often hostile to both religion and the Bible, like no other book on the market today.

A. J. MacDonald, Jr.-- thinker and social critic -- is a layperson in the Catholic Church. A student of theology and philosophy for many years, he currently resides in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

"It is certainly ambitious in its scope and from what I read of the text you posted on the web, it is quite well executed." ~ Charles Van Hof, Senior Acquiring Editor University of Notre Dame Press

Author's royalties from sales of the $16 (275 page) trade paperback book go to support the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House in Washington, D C in order to assist their good works of charity: DDCW receives $8 per copy when purchased directly from me (= my estore) and $5 per copy when purchased from Amazon and other booksellers ($1.99 per copy Kindle): http://dccatholicworker.wordpress.com/

Websites:
The World Perceived - http://theworldperceived.freewebspace.com
My EStore: https://www.createspace.com/3359491
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/World-Perceived-Theological-Phenomenological-World/dp/1440462143
Google Books: http://tinyurl.com/9t7ujnw
Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/TheWorldPerceivedATheologicalAndPhenomenologicalApproachToThinking

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Published by: A.J. MacDonald, Jr. on Aug 02, 2009
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To my Father, Alexander J. MacDonald 1929-2005 
All quotations from the Bible are taken from the Revised StandardVersion, Catholic Edition; Catholic Biblical Association (Great Britain):
The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Translated  from the Original Tongues, Being the Version Set Forth A.D. 1611, Old and New Testament Revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901 (ApocryphaRevised A.D. 1894), Compared With the Most Ancient Authorities and Revised A.D. 1952 (Apocrypha Revised A.D. 1957)
. New York: NationalCouncil of Churches of Christ in the USA, 1997, c1994THE WORLD PERCEIVED,
 A Theological and Phenomenological Ap- proach to Thinking, Perceiving, and Living In-the-World 
. Copyright ©2009 A. J. MacDonald, Jr., all rights reserved. Cover photo credit: NASA.

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