Issues in Science and Theology: Do Emotions Shape the World?

  • Dirk Evers
  • Michael Fuller
  • Anne Runehov
  • Knut-Willy Sæther

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael Fuller
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Importance of Emotions, and of Emotional Well-Being

  4. Reflections on Emotions from the Sciences

  5. Reflections on Emotions from Theological Perspectives

  6. Philosophical Reflections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Zbigniew Liana
      Pages 273-282
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-305

About this book


This volume examines emotions and emotional well-being from a rich variety of theological, philosophical and scientific and therapeutic perspectives. To experience emotion is a part of being human; but what are emotions? How can theology, philosophy and the natural sciences unpack the nature and content of emotions? This volume is based on contributions to the 15th European Conference on Science and Theology held in Assisi, Italy. It brings together contributions from scholars of various academic backgrounds from around the world, whose individual insights are made all the richer by their juxtaposition with those from experts in other fields, leading to a unique exchange of ideas.


Cognitive science and religion Emotions and theology Neuroscience and emotions Philosophy and emotion Reason and emotion Science and spirituality Spirituality and emotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Evers
    • 1
  • Michael Fuller
    • 2
  • Anne Runehov
    • 3
  • Knut-Willy Sæther
    • 4
  1. 1.Martin-Luther-UniversityHalle-WittenbergGermany
  2. 2.New College, University Of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.TrelleborgSweden
  4. 4.NLA University CollegeVolda University College andBergenNorway

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