Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life / Edition 1
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Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life / Edition 1

by M. Vernon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230013414

ISBN-13: 9780230013414

Pub. Date: 11/07/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Have evolution, science and the trappings of the modern world killed off God irrevocably? And what do we lose if we choose not to believe in him? From Newton and Descartes to Darwin and the discovery of the genome, religion has been pushed back further and further while science has gained ground. But what fills the void that religion leaves behind? This book is an

Overview

Have evolution, science and the trappings of the modern world killed off God irrevocably? And what do we lose if we choose not to believe in him? From Newton and Descartes to Darwin and the discovery of the genome, religion has been pushed back further and further while science has gained ground. But what fills the void that religion leaves behind? This book is an attempt to look at these questions and to suggest a third way between the easy consolations of religion and the persuasive force of science that the everyday modern reader can engage with.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230013414
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/07/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Socrates' Quest: The Beginning of Wisdom Cosmologists and Darwinists: The Limits of Science Visions of Reality: Science and Wonder Bad Faith: Religion as Certainty Christian Agnosticism: Learned Ignorance Following Socrates: A Philosophical Way of Life How to be an Agnostic Further Reading and References Index

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