The Lab, the Temple, and the Market: Reflections at the Intersection of Science, Religion and Development

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* Uses Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha’i Faith as a foundation for discussion of development issues

What do the realms of faith, science, and the world of international development have to offer one another? This book’s contributors, each a scientist as well as a person of faith, tackle this question by showing how religious belief and personal faith can be deeply motivational and fruitful in scientific and development pursuits. This work furthers the search for a more "people-centered" model of ...

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Overview

* Uses Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha’i Faith as a foundation for discussion of development issues

What do the realms of faith, science, and the world of international development have to offer one another? This book’s contributors, each a scientist as well as a person of faith, tackle this question by showing how religious belief and personal faith can be deeply motivational and fruitful in scientific and development pursuits. This work furthers the search for a more "people-centered" model of development and for a scientific practice that supports tolerance, sustainability, peace, and justice for all.

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"This is a fascinating and highly informative book on a topic that is vital for our day. The authors show how urgent it is for us to recognize the fundamental links between science, religion and commerce. The authenticity of their contributions and their openness about their own experience makes the book extremely accessible and inspiring."
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In The Lab, The Temple, And The Market: Reflections At The Intersection Of Science, Religion, And Development, Sharon Harper has compiled a collections of informative and challenging discussions of development issues and processes within the context of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and the Baha'i Faith. Each of the contributors is a scientist and a person of faith. They write on how religious belief and personal faith can be both deeply motivational and strikingly fruitful in scientific pursuits. The emphasis is on how their faith brought them a profound understanding of the interconnectedness and compassion, and through that understanding, a wider perspective and a greater sense of personal meaning with respect to the varied scientific researches. The Lab, The Temple, And The Market is enthusiastically recommended reading for academics, religious leaders, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in science and religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565491168
  • Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword —Pierre Beemans Preface —Sharon Harper Introduction —Farzam Arbab; The Principle of Fundamental Oneness —Promilla Kapur; The Context; Hinduism: The Backdrop; Self, Society and Development; Modern Science & the Hindu Religion; Devotion, Knowledge & Action; Conclusion; Annex; Solidarity with the Poor —Gregory Baum; Catholic Idea of Development; The World Bank’s New Interest in Religion; The Subjective Dimension of Social Science Research; Annex; Rediscovering the Resources of Religion —Azizan Baharuddin; Introduction; Science; Development; Religion; Islam; Conclusion; Annex; Promoting a Discourse on Science, Religion & Development —Farzam Arbab; On Personal Experience; Faith and Reason; Spiritual Principles and the Role of Knowledge; Capacity Building; Afterword: Our Way of Proceeding —William Ryan, S.J.

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