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This edition published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, . New York.

Written in English

307 pages

"In recent years, the relations between science and religion have been the object of renewed attention. Developments in physics, biology and the neurosciences have reinvigorated discussions about the nature of life and ultimate reality. At the same time, the growth of anti-evolutionary and intelligent design movements has led many to the view that science and religion are necessarily in conflict. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relations between science and religion, with contributions from historians, philosophers, scientists and theologians. It explores the impact of religion on the origins and development of science, religious reactions to Darwinism, and the link between science and secularization. It also offers in-depth discussions of contemporary issues, with perspectives from cosmology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and bioethics. The volume is rounded out with philosophical reflections on the connections between atheism and science, the nature of scientific and religious knowledge, and divine action and human freedom"--

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"In recent years, the relations between science and religion have been the object of renewed attention. Developments in physics, biology and the neurosciences have reinvigorated discussions about the nature of life and ultimate reality. At the same time, the growth of anti-evolutionary and intelligent design movements has led many to the view that science and religion are necessarily in conflict. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relations between science and religion, with contributions from historians, philosophers, scientists and theologians. It explores the impact of religion on the origins and development of science, religious reactions to Darwinism, and the link between science and secularization. It also offers in-depth discussions of contemporary issues, with perspectives from cosmology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and bioethics. The volume is rounded out with philosophical reflections on the connections between atheism and science, the nature of scientific and religious knowledge, and divine action and human freedom"--

Table of Contents

Introduction / Peter Harrison
Historical interactions. The fate of science in patristic and medieval Christendom / David C. Lindberg
Religion and the Scientific Revolution / John Henry
Natural theology and the sciences / Jonathan R. Topham
Religious reactions to Darwin / Jon H. Roberts
Science and secularization / John Hedley Brooke
Religion and contemporary science. Scientific creationism and intelligent design / Ronald L. Numbers
Evolution and the inevitability of intelligent life / Simon Conway Morris
God, physics and the Big Bang / William R. Stoeger
Psychology and theology / Fraser Watts
Science, bioethics and religion / John H. Evans
Philosophical perspectives. Atheism, naturalism and science: three in one? / Michael Ruse
Divine action, emergence and scientific explanation / Nancey Murphy
Science, God and cosmic purpose / John Haught
Ways of relating science and religion / Mikael Stenmark
A guide to further reading
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Cambridge companions to religion

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
201/.65
Library of Congress
BL241 .C317 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 307 p. ;
Number of pages
307

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25552492M
Internet Archive
cambridgecompani00harr_421
ISBN 10
0521885388, 0521712513
ISBN 13
9780521885386, 9780521712514
LC Control Number
2010016793
OCLC/WorldCat
540143440

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