Cosmic Beginnings and Human Ends: Where Science and Religion Meet

Cosmic Beginnings and Human Ends: Where Science and Religion Meet

by Clifford N. Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812692705

ISBN-13: 9780812692709

Pub. Date: 12/10/1994

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

The most penetrating scientific intellects have found that something beyond science is required to make sense of the cosmos, while many of those working for inter-faith dialogue have concluded that "the story of the universe is the only thing that can bring the religions of the world together".

"Putting three basic questions to a well-chosen group of people has

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Overview

The most penetrating scientific intellects have found that something beyond science is required to make sense of the cosmos, while many of those working for inter-faith dialogue have concluded that "the story of the universe is the only thing that can bring the religions of the world together".

"Putting three basic questions to a well-chosen group of people has provided a lush collection of thoughtful reflection and informed speculation. A wonderfully provocative and enlightening book". -- James Mosher Publisher of Mindfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812692709
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/10/1994
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.91(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Images of Enlightenment: A Mandala for Science11
2Science and Genesis31
3The Big Bang Origin of the Universe55
4Beyond Immutability: The Birth and Death of Elementary Particles77
5From Mystery to Mystery87
6The Origin, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Universe91
7Science at the Crossroads109
8The Coming Clash of the Titans129
9A Distinctly Human Face155
10Tao, Modern Science, and Human Destiny159
11Gaia: Cosmic Beginnings, Nonhuman Ends187
12The Smallest Cells Have Important Lessons to Teach205
13Crucial Conversations: Theology, Feminism, and Science225
14Is Participatory Science Possible?239
15The Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technological Power245
16The Equations of Maya259
17Scientific and Christian Thought: Phenomenological Reflection289
18A Search for Beliefs to Live by Consistent with Science313
19Creation Stories, Religious and Atheistic337
20The Origin of Consciousness355
21Religious Responses to the Big Bang379
22From Cosmic Beginnings to Human Ends403
Index429

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