Science and Religion, Second Edition is the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences. Now thoroughly revised, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. It examines the historical, theological, philosophical, and scientific aspects of the interaction between these two areas, offering a uniquely comprehensive coverage.
The second edition has been fully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates concerning scientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, and also incorporates discussion about the relationship between science and religion in major world faiths. The book is specifically designed for students with no prior knowledge of science or religion. A historical component enables readers to orientate themselves within the subject, and along with numerous illustrations, tables, and summaries creates a user-friendly and engaging approach to the field.
Alister E. McGrath is ideally placed to write this book. He is a world-renowned theologian and author, praised for his clear and precise writing, and an acknowledged expert on the relationship between science and religion.
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.