Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and His Legacy

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Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which for the first time he shares and reflects on his life and work, as well as a detailed bibliography of Barbour's works. Together, the authors demonstrate how Barbour's writings and the hundreds of scholars who have now become part of the field have changed the course of intellectual history in the West by making possible and necessary a truly constructive engagement between science and religion in the context of inter-religious dialogue and the global human and environmental challenges of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754641186
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Series: Ashgate Science and Religion Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
A personal odyssey 17
1 Ian Barbour's contributions as a scientist 31
2 Ian Barbour's methodological breakthrough : creating the 'bridge' between science and theology 45
3 Barbour's way(s) of relating science and theology 61
4 Critical realism and other realisms 77
5 Religion, theology, and the philosophy of science : an appreciation of the work of Ian Barbour 97
6 Barbour's panentheistic metaphysic 113
7 What is 'the universe' which cosmology studies? 127
8 Barbour's assessment of the philosophical and theological implications of physics and cosmology 145
9 Case studies in Barbour's integrative model : liberal anglo-Catholicism in the 1920s 165
10 DNA, Darwin, and doxology : a contemporary conversation between biology and faith 185
11 Selfish genes and loving persons 191
12 Technology requires ethical decisions 213
13 Ethics, technology, and environment 225
14 Environmental ethics and the science-religion debate : a British perspective on Barbour 239
15 God and physics in the thought of Ian Barbour 253
16 Barbour in process : contributions to process theology 269
17 Catholicism and Ian Barbour on theology and science 287
18 'Seeing' the universe : Ian Barbour and Teilhard de Chardin 301
19 A reflection on Buddhist-Christian dialogue with the natural sciences 315
20 Barbour, Buddhism, Bohm, and Beyond 329
Published works of Ian Graeme Barbour 341
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