The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

by J. B. Stump
     
 

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The period from the last few decades of the twentieth century has witnessed the development of a widespread scholarly interest in issues related to science and religion. The relationship between these approaches to understanding the world has long been restless, and often occasions divisive but invigorating discussions that can serve to further our understanding of

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The period from the last few decades of the twentieth century has witnessed the development of a widespread scholarly interest in issues related to science and religion. The relationship between these approaches to understanding the world has long been restless, and often occasions divisive but invigorating discussions that can serve to further our understanding of both.

The volume addresses major historical developments, methodological approaches, and significant figures in the discipline. It also engages with both mutually supportive and contrasting ideas about evolution, Christian bioethics, cosmology and physics, the human sciences, metaphysics, and perspectives on mind.

Bringing together some of the world's leading scholars, and incorporating diverse philosophical and historical perspectives, The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity offers a cutting-edge survey of contemporary thought at the intersection of science and Christianity.

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Editorial Reviews

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“As I said at the outset, this Blackwell Companion has proved itself to be an indispensable companion to me as I try to set out the current shape of the field for the third generation, but I cannot help but wonder how different such a volume will look in their time.”  (Modern Believing, 1 January 2014)

“The result is a fascinating, rich collection of fifty-four essays grouped into eleven major sections . . . To sum up, this volume nicely complements other recent works in the ongoing interaction between science and religion. Students and teachers in the field will find this volume an accessible, reliable, and up-to-date resource for the contemporary discourse between science and Christianity.”  (Themelios, 1 April 2013)

“For those who have such a background, this book will be a valuable asset for orienting themselves in the broader conversation.”  (Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 1 March 2013)

“Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.”  (Choice, 1 December 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444335712
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

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The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity is a marvelous volume, with a wide-ranging roster of contributions from respected science-and-religion scholars. I commend Stump and Padgett for covering all the important bases, but also including a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

-Karl Giberson, author The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (with Randall Stephens)

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