Science and Religion Around the World

Science and Religion Around the World

by John Headley Brooke, Ronald L. Numbers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195328191

ISBN-13: 9780195328196

Pub. Date: 01/14/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal

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The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided and, in this pioneering effort to explore the historical relations of what we now call "science" and "religion," the authors go beyond the Abrahamic traditions to examine the way nature has been understood and manipulated in regions as diverse as ancient China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Science and Religion around the World also provides authoritative discussions of science in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — as well as an exploration of the relationship between science and the loss of religious beliefs. The narratives included in this book demonstrate the value of plural perspectives and of the importance of location for the construction and perception of science-religion relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195328196
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Early Judaism
Noah Efron
2. Modern Judaism
Geoffrey Cantor
3. Early Christianity
Peter Harrison and David C. Lindberg
4. Modern Christianity
John Hedley Brooke
5. Early Islam
Ahmad S. Dallal
6. Modern Islam
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
7. Early Chinese Religions
Mark Csikszentmihalti
8. Indic Religions
B. V. Subbarayappa
9. Buddhism
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
10. African Religions
Steven Feierman and John M. Janzen
11. Unbelief
Bernard Lightman
12. Which Science? Whose Religion?
David N. Livingstone
A Guide to Further Reading

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