Science and Religion: Understanding the Issues / Edition 1

Science and Religion: Understanding the Issues / Edition 1

by Nancy Morvillo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405189665

ISBN-13: 9781405189668

Pub. Date: 05/17/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Addressing the complex issues at the interface of science and religion, this introductory textbook examines a range of basic scientific topics and their theological responses, including methodology, cosmology, evolution, and contemporary bio-ethical and environmental concerns. Examples and careful explanations of scientific concepts are included throughout. To shed

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Addressing the complex issues at the interface of science and religion, this introductory textbook examines a range of basic scientific topics and their theological responses, including methodology, cosmology, evolution, and contemporary bio-ethical and environmental concerns. Examples and careful explanations of scientific concepts are included throughout. To shed light on the various issues at the crossroads of religion and science, the text also delves into the past to examine ideas from early scientists and theologians that have helped shape current thinking. While diverse viewpoints are considered, the focus of the text is on theological responses to science from a Christian perspective, and emphasizes areas where science and religion merge, rather than where they conflict.

Taking a balanced approach to the main debates, each chapter is accompanied by discussion questions and a list of biblical passages and relevant primary readings by a wide range of scientists and theologians. Timely, and without engaging in advocacy, Science and Religion: Understanding the Issues is an accessible introduction to the fascinating interface of science and theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405189668
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: LEARNING FROM THE PAST.

CHAPTER 2: HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW.

PART TWO: COSMOLOGY.

CHAPTER 3: EXPLANATIONS OF THE COSMOS.

CHAPTER 4: CREATION MYTHS.

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CHAPTER 5: CURRENT UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE UNIVERSE.

CHAPTER 6: ESCHATOLOGY.

PART THREE: EVOLUTION.

CHAPTER 7: DARWIN CHANGES EVERYTHING.

CHAPTER 8: SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS OF THE ORIGINS OF LIFE.

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CHAPTER 9: EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION.

CHAPTER 10: EVOLUTION AND DESIGN.

CHAPTER 11: HUMAN EVOLUTION.

PART FOUR: ETHICS IN A SCIENTIFIC AGE.

CHAPTER 12: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.

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CHAPTER 13: GENDER ISSUES.

CHAPTER 14: THE PROMISE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY.

CHAPTER 15: THE MEDICINE OF TOMORROW.

CHAPTER 16: STEWARDSHIP AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

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CHAPTER 17: COMMON THREADS AND ULTIMATE TRUTHS

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