Holy Sci-Fi!: Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect by Paul J. Nahin

By Paul J. Nahin

Can a working laptop or computer have a soul? Are faith and technology jointly specific? Is there rather this type of factor as loose will? in the event you may perhaps time commute to go to Jesus, could you (and should still you)? for centuries, philosophers, scientists, and technology fiction writers have reflected those questions and plenty of more.

In Holy Sci-Fi!, well known author Paul Nahin explores the fertile and infrequently uneasy dating among technological know-how fiction and faith. With a scope spanning the background of faith, philosophy, and literature, Nahin follows non secular topics in technology fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle.

An fascinating trip via well known and well-loved books and tales, Holy Sci-Fi! exhibits how sci-fi has proficient humanity's attitudes in the direction of our faiths, our destiny, and ourselves.

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Zu Ps. vi, ix, x, xxii u. o. 4) So wird Ps. Ix auf die Situation von 1 Makk. v bezogen, Ps. xxvi ebenfalls auf die Makkabaerzeiten, Ps. lxxix und cxix auf die Verfolgungen unter Antiochus IV. 24 DIE METHODEN DER MODERNEN PSALMENEXEGESE geschichte 1) steht auch bei Hermann VENEMA 2) die Makkabaerzeit ganz offensichtlich irn Vordergrund 3). Mancherlei charakteristisches Material fur die Historisierungsarbeit des 18. Jahrhunderts bietet Heinrich Eberhard Gotthold PAULUS 4), wie uberhaupt die Rationalisten urn die Festlegung besonderer Situationen aus der Geschichte Israels fur die Entstehung der Psalmen bemuht sind 5).

HEBERT in cinigen davidischen Psalmen besonders in Ps. lxxxix und cxxxii (The Throne of David, New York, 1941, S. 41). 2) Messias, Moses redivivus, Menschensohn, S. 32. - Voraussetzung solcher Formulierungen bei B. ist die Erkenntnis, daB die neutestamentliche Christusanschauung durch die altorientalische Konigsideologie gepriigt word en ist. V gl. dazu unten S. 56, Anm. 2, S. 183. , S. 16. - Mit Recht hat H. J. KRAUS, Die Kiinigsherrschaft Golles im Alten Testament, Tubingen 1951, S. 145, Anm.

F. V. REINHARD anerkennt den Charakter von Ps. , S. 2 f). Auf Christus werden ebenfalls die Ps. xvi (in der "Form einer Grabschrift" auf den Messias), xxii, xl, xlv, lxix, cx bezogen. Dagegen aber wird fur die Ps. viii, xix, xxiv, xxxi und xli ein Christusverstandnis ausdriicklich abgelehnt. 8) Vg!. , S. LXXX. THOLUCK unterscheidet messianische Konigspsalmen (ii, xlv, lxxii, cx), "Reichspsalmen" (xlvii, lxvii f, lxxvi, xcvi-xcviii) und "typische" oder "vorbildliche" (xvi, xxii, xl, lxix). 9) ii, xlv, lxxii, cx, viii, xvi, xxii, xxxi, xl, xli.

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