New Maps for Old: Explorations in Science and Religion

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Mary Gerhart and Allan Russell have been writing articles on science and religion together for twenty-five years. Their collaboration developed out of the conviction that both science and theology are today such highly developed and complicated fields that their interaction is best studied by two persons—one from each field—working together. In their efforts to map science and theology together, these are some of the questions they address:+ Do theologians and scientists see the same thing when they look at the ...

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Mary Gerhart and Allan Russell have been writing articles on science and religion together for twenty-five years. Their collaboration developed out of the conviction that both science and theology are today such highly developed and complicated fields that their interaction is best studied by two persons—one from each field—working together. In their efforts to map science and theology together, these are some of the questions they address:+ Do theologians and scientists see the same thing when they look at the world?+ Does myth play a role in science as it does in religion?+ How do metaphors function in science and religion?+ Why don't religious understandings change in a rational way—the way understandings in science do?+ Is theology required to take account of all of natural science when natural science is allowed to pick and choose the mathematics it uses?+ If we think of science as having "texts," can we apply to them the hermeneutical methods of religion? + When scientists and theologians discuss religious ideas, what (literary) form does their discussion take?+ Can the "weirdness" found in quantum physics provide an insight into the way God acts in the world?+ How are the design and construction of anthropomorphic robots like the creation of Adam and Eve?

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Gerhart (religious studies) and Russell (emeritus, physics) of Hobart and William Smith Colleges have collaboratively written on religion and science for 25 years. The metaphoric process as a means of understanding paradigm shifts and bi-disciplinary dialog are at the core of their lucid treatment of reconstructions of meaning in, and the relationship between, myth/theology and private/public science (which they distinguish between). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826413383
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Gerhart is Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She lives in Geneva, NY.

Mary Gerhart is Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Allan Melvin Russell is Professor of Physics Emeritus at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Together they wrote Metaphoric Process: The Creation of Scientific and Religious Understandings as well as numerous articles and presentations. They live in Geneva, NY.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Mapping Science and Religion Together

I Metaphoric Process: Reforming Worlds of Meaning in Theology and Natural Science
1. The Role of Metaphoric Process in the Development of Cognitive Complexity
2. Modeling Metaphoric Process
3. Metaphoric Process as the Tectonic Reformation of Worlds of Meaning in Theology and Natural Science Sublimation of the Goddess in the Deitic Metaphor of Moses

II Bidisciplinary Dialogue and Text in Science and Religion
5. The Genre Bidisciplinary Dialogue
6. A Scientist and a Theologian See the World: Compromise or Synthesis?
7. A Generalized Conception of Text Applied to Both Scientific and Religious Objects

III Relating Science and Religion
8. Mathematics, Empirical Science, and Theology
9. Limits of Quantum Mechanics and Cosmology as Resources for a Contemporary Theological Metaphysics—With Alternatives
10. Cog Is to Us As We Are to God
11. Myth and Public Science.

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