God, Life and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives

God, Life and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives

by Ted Peters, Syed Nomanul Haq, Muzaffar Iqbal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754608832

ISBN-13: 9780754608837

Pub. Date: 11/25/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

God, Life and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book in which Christian and Muslim scholars explore the frontiers of science-religion discourse. Leading international scholars present new work on key issues in science and religion from Christian and Islamic perspectives.
Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided…  See more details below

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God, Life and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book in which Christian and Muslim scholars explore the frontiers of science-religion discourse. Leading international scholars present new work on key issues in science and religion from Christian and Islamic perspectives.
Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three sections: the first explores the philosophical issues in science-religion discourse; the second examines cosmology; the third analyses the issues surrounding bioethics. One of the first books to explore aspects of science-religion discourse from the perspective of two religious traditions, God, Life and the Cosmos opens up new vistas to all interested in science and religion, and those exploring contemporary issues in Christianity and Islam.

Author Biography: Ted Peters, Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA; Muzaffar Iqbal, Director of the Center for Islam and Science (CIS), Canada, and Regional Director for Science and Religion at the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences (CTNS), Berkeley, USA and Syed Nomanul Haq, Professor of Religion, Rutgers University, USA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754608837
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/25/2002
Series:
Ashgate Science and Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Pt. IPhilosophical, Historical, and Methodological Issues1
1Islam and Modern Science: Questions at the Interface3
2Three Views of Science in the Islamic World43
3Science and Faith: From Warfare to Consonance77
4Christian Perspectives on Religion and Science and their Significance for Modern Muslim Thought99
5The Anthropocosmic Vision in Islamic Thought125
6Moments in the Islamic Recasting of the Greek Legacy: Exploring the Question of Science and Theism153
7Metaphysics and Mathematics in Classical Islamic Culture: Avicenna and His Successors173
Pt. IICosmological Issues195
8Islamic Paradigms for the Relationship between Science and Religion197
9Creation in the Islamic Outlook and in Modern Cosmology223
10The Impossible Possibility: Divine Causes in the World of Nature249
11Christian Theism and the Idea of an Oscillating Universe281
Pt. IIILife, Consciousness, and Genetics303
12The Contributions and Limitations of Christian Perspectives to Understanding the Religious Implications of the Genetics Revolution305
13Interface of Science and Jurisprudence: Dissonant Gazes at the Body in Modern Muslim Ethics329
14Neuroscience and Human Nature: A Christian Perspective357
Index391

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