Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives

Science and Religion: New Historical Perspectives

by Thomas Dixon
     
 

Leading historians explore the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science, and challenge the famous 'conflict thesis'.See more details below

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Leading historians explore the complex and contingent histories of religious engagements with science, and challenge the famous 'conflict thesis'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107404113
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Thomas Dixon; Part I. Categories: 2. 'Science' and 'religion': constructing the boundaries Peter Harrison; 3. Science and religion in postmodern perspective: the case of Bruno Latour Jan Golinski; Part II. Narratives: 4. Religion and the changing historiography of the Scientific Revolution Margaret J. Osler; 5. The late-Victorian conflict of science and religion as an event in nineteenth-century intellectual and cultural history Frank M. Turner; 6. Islam, Christianity and the conflict thesis B. Harun Küçük; Part III. Evolution and Creationism: 7. Evolution and creationism in the Islamic world Salman Hameed; 8. Understanding creationism and evolution in America and Europe Bronislaw Szerszynski; Part IV. The Politics of Publishing: 9. A global history of science and religion Sujit Sivasundaram; 10. The Scopes trial beyond science and religion Adam R. Shapiro; 11. Science, religion, and the history of the book Jonathan R. Topham; Part V. Ways Forward: 12. Sciences and religions: what it means to take historical perspectives seriously Noah Efron; 13. Simplifying complexity: patterns in the history of science and religion Ronald L. Numbers; 14. What shall we do with the 'Conflict Thesis'? Geoffrey Cantor; Select bibliography; Index.

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