God, Humanity and the Cosmos: A Textbook in Science and Religion / Edition 3

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A systematic exploration of contemporary perspectives in physics, evolutionary biology and psychology as they relate to theological descriptions of the universe, humanity and consciousness.. "Contributors examine such issues as theological responses to the ecological crisis; how science is treated and valued in education; and the development of the science and religion debate in the 21st century.. "This is a comprehensive textbook for the student, with periodic exercises to test understanding and encourage discussion of the different topics, and suggestions for further reading.
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Editorial Reviews

[A] Large and very fine work. I do heartily recommend it as an interesting, stimulating, and inspiring tool for students and teachers in courses on science and religion.
John Kerr
'God, Humanity and the Cosmos' is not only an excellent basis on which to construct a teaching course, but it is also a marvelously lucid introductory text for an intelligent layperson looking for a survey of current thought in Science and Religious Studies.
—Rev. Dr. John Kerr, Oxford University, Resources Hotline
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567524676
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 760,151
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Christopher Southgate is Lecturer and Director of Modular Studies at the University of Exeter in England.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Exercises
List of Contributors
How to Use this Book
Editor's Note and Acknowledgements
1 An Introduction to the Debate between Science and Religion 3
2 Truth and Reason in Science and Theology 49
3 Theology and the New Physics 95
4 Theology and Evolutionary Biology 137
5 Psychology and Theology 173
6 Models of God in an Ecological Age 199
7 A Test Case - Divine Action 245
8 Science and Education 287
9 Islam and Science 305
10 Technology and Christianity 329
11 Biotechnology - A New Challenge to Theology and Ethics 355
12 A look to the future 391
App A note for teachers 399
References and bibliography 401
Index 433
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