Religion and Science

Religion and Science

by Brendan Sweetman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1847060153

ISBN-13: 9781847060150

Pub. Date: 12/24/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

A one-stop resource for undergraduate students examining the many complexities of the relationship between religion and science.

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A one-stop resource for undergraduate students examining the many complexities of the relationship between religion and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847060150
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Why Are We Interested in Religion and Science? Religion, Science and Secularism Some Models for Relating Religion and Science A Philosophical Approach to Religion and Science 2. Religion and Science in History The Ancient World: Aristotle The Medieval World: St. Augustine and St. Thomas The Protestant Reformation The Galileo Controversy of the Seventeenth Century Galileo and Newton, and the Development of Science Eighteenth Century Developments The Nineteenth Century: Darwin and Freud 3. Science and Naturalism in the Twentieth Century The Success of Science The Scientific Method, and Objective Knowledge Realism vs. Anti-Realism The Undermining of Truth in the History of Science The Modern Face of Science: Naturalism 4. God and Evolution Evolution and Modern Culture Brief History of Evolution The Theory of Evolution The Evidence for Evolution: Questions and Answers Religious, Philosophical and Moral Implications of Evolution 5. Science and the Human Person A Challenge to the Traditional Understanding of the Human Person The Nature of Consciousness Human Free Will Immortality Artificial Intelligence The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence 6. Design in the Universe William Paley's Argument The "Laws of Physics" Argument from Design Design at the Beginning: The Anthropic Argument Intelligent Design Arguments 7. God and the Universe The Universe and the Big Bang Theory God as First Cause The Significance of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics How Does God Act in the World? 8. Science, Religion and Ethics Mapping the Human Genome Stem Cells and Cloning Conclusion: Some Lessons for Scientists and Religious Believers NotesGuide to Further ReadingIndex

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