Science and Religion: A New Introduction / Edition 2

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Overview

This text introduces readers to the fascinating interaction between science and religion. It assumes no prior knowledge in either area.

Science and Christianity offers the widest coverage, looking at the historical, theological, philosophical and scientific aspects of the interaction of science and religion. It is extremely current, including issues raised by Richard Dawkins concerning evolution, and the 'anthropic principle' in relation to cosmology. Although focusing mainly on Christianity, the text also indicates the importance of other religions.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the previous edition of Science and Religion:

"A first rate introduction to the field." (Network)

"McGrath discusses clearly and methodically the various issues related to the field … Fair and objective." (Choice)

"A useful starting point for those entering the study of science and religion." (Publishers Weekly)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405187909
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2009
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King’s College, London. He is the author of numerous bestselling titles, including Dawkins’ God (2004), Theology: The Basics (2004), Christianity: An Introduction, 2nd edition (2006), Christian Theology, 4th edition (2007) and The Christian Theology Reader, 3rd edition (2007), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use this Book
1 Historical Landmarks 1
2 Religion: Ally or Enemy of Science? 28
3 Religion and the Philosophy of Science 57
4 Science and the Philosophy of Religion 88
5 Creation and the Sciences 111
6 Natural Theology: Finding God in Nature 128
7 Models and Analogies in Science and Religion 144
8 Issues in Science and Religion 177
9 Case Studies in Science and Religion 207
Bibliography 231
Sources of Citations 240
Index 248
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