Bridging Science And Religion

Bridging Science And Religion

by Ted; Bennett Gaymon Peters
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0334028930

ISBN-13: 9780334028932

Pub. Date: 05/12/2009

Publisher: SCM Press Limited

This collection brings together a number of distinguished contributors from the sciences, comparative philosophy and religious studies to address some of the most important current themes in the interplay of science and religion. Cumulatively, these essays are representative of the cutting edge as regards the ongoing conversation between these two disciplines,a nd

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This collection brings together a number of distinguished contributors from the sciences, comparative philosophy and religious studies to address some of the most important current themes in the interplay of science and religion. Cumulatively, these essays are representative of the cutting edge as regards the ongoing conversation between these two disciplines,a nd will be an ideal starting point for those interested in the whole field. Sponsored by the prestigious Center for Theology and Natural Sciences in Berkeley, the volume therefore has much to offer academics, professionals and students working in both major areas, science and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780334028932
Publisher:
SCM Press Limited
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsv
Notes on the Contributorsvii
Forewordix
Introduction1
Part 1Methodology: How Bridges are Built
1Science and Theology: Mutual Interaction19
2Bridging Theology and Science in a Postmodern Age35
Part 2Constructing Scientific Spans
3Natural Law and Divine Action49
4Biological Evolution in Science and Theology69
5Genetics, Theology, and Ethics80
6Neuroscience, the Human Person, and God107
Part 3Constructing Religious Spans
7God's Two Books: Special Revelation and Natural Science in the Christian West123
8Traditional Islam and Modern Science141
9Buddhism and the Sciences: Historical Background, Contemporary Developments153
10The Nature of Being Human173
11Traditional Hinduism and Modern Science185
12Cosmology, Evolution, and Biotechnology196
13Science and Ethics in Judaism: Discernment and Discourse213
Notes220
Authors' Bibliographies and Further Reading234
Index250

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