God, Life and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives

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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. I Philosophical, Historical, and Methodological Issues 1
1 Islam and Modern Science: Questions at the Interface 3
2 Three Views of Science in the Islamic World 43
3 Science and Faith: From Warfare to Consonance 77
4 Christian Perspectives on Religion and Science and their Significance for Modern Muslim Thought 99
5 The Anthropocosmic Vision in Islamic Thought 125
6 Moments in the Islamic Recasting of the Greek Legacy: Exploring the Question of Science and Theism 153
7 Metaphysics and Mathematics in Classical Islamic Culture: Avicenna and His Successors 173
Pt. II Cosmological Issues 195
8 Islamic Paradigms for the Relationship between Science and Religion 197
9 Creation in the Islamic Outlook and in Modern Cosmology 223
10 The Impossible Possibility: Divine Causes in the World of Nature 249
11 Christian Theism and the Idea of an Oscillating Universe 281
Pt. III Life, Consciousness, and Genetics 303
12 The Contributions and Limitations of Christian Perspectives to Understanding the Religious Implications of the Genetics Revolution 305
13 Interface of Science and Jurisprudence: Dissonant Gazes at the Body in Modern Muslim Ethics 329
14 Neuroscience and Human Nature: A Christian Perspective 357
Index 391
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