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Emergence
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I. Theology and Science – II. Systematic Theology – III. Ethics

I. Theology and Science

Emergence (from Lat. emergere, “to arise”), an idea that describes the appearance of novel and higher forms, represents an alternative to mechanistic, vitalist (Vitalism and mechanism), reductionist, and preformationist explanations. Emergence claims that complex structures proceed from simpler and/or chaotic circumstances, displaying both innovations and dis…

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Hefner, Philip, Evers, Dirk and Leiner, Martin, “Emergence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_04294>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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