Bridging Science And Religion

Bridging Science And Religion

by Ted Peters
     
 

This extraordinary volume models a fruitful interaction between the profound discoveries of the natural sciences and the venerable and living wisdoms of the world's major religions.

Bridging Science and Religion brings together distin-guished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current

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This extraordinary volume models a fruitful interaction between the profound discoveries of the natural sciences and the venerable and living wisdoms of the world's major religions.

Bridging Science and Religion brings together distin-guished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current questions in the field. Sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, it is an ideal starting point for novices, yet has much to offer academics, professionals, and students.

Part 1 establishes a working methodology for bridge-building between scientific and religious approaches to reality. Part 2 lays down the challenge to current theological and ethical positions from genetics, neuroscience, natural law, and evolutionary biology. Part 3 offers a religious response to modern science from scholars working out of Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Latin American Catholic, and Chinese contexts.

Showcasing attitudes toward science from outside the West and an inclusive and comparative perspective, Bridging Science and Religion brings a new and timely dimension to this burgeoning field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636258
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Theology and the Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Foreword
Introduction1
1Science and Theology: Mutual Interaction19
2Bridging Theology and Science in a Postmodern Age35
3Natural Law and Divine Action49
4Biological Evolution in Science and Theology69
5Genetics, Theology, and Ethics80
6Neuroscience, the Human Person, and God107
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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