Bridging Science And Religion

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Overview

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: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Theology and the Sciences Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,023,039
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Foreword
Introduction 1
1 Science and Theology: Mutual Interaction 19
2 Bridging Theology and Science in a Postmodern Age 35
3 Natural Law and Divine Action 49
4 Biological Evolution in Science and Theology 69
5 Genetics, Theology, and Ethics 80
6 Neuroscience, the Human Person, and God 107
7 God's Two Books: Special Revelation and Natural Science in the Christian West 123
8 Traditional Islam and Modern Science 141
9 Buddhism and the Sciences: Historical Background, Contemporary Developments 153
10 The Nature of Being Human 173
11 Traditional Hinduism and Modern Science 185
12 Cosmology, Evolution, and Biotechnology 196
13 Science and Ethics in Judaism: Discernment and Discourse 213
Notes 220
Authors' Bibliographies and Further Reading 234
Index 250
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