Science and Religion: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Science and Religion: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

by David Marshall, Rowan Williams

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Overview

Science and Religion is a record of the 2009 Building Bridges seminar, a dialogue between leading Christian and Muslim scholars convened annually by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The essays in this volume explore how both faith traditions have approached the interface between science and religion and throw light on the ongoing challenges posed by this issue today. The volume includes a selection of relevant texts together with commentary that illuminates the scriptures, the ideas of key religious thinkers, and also the legacy of Charles Darwin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589019447
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The Reverend Dr. David Marshall is the academic director of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Building Bridges seminar and a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

IntroductionDavid MarshallBuilding Bridges in IstanbulRowan WilliamsPart I: SurveysScience and the Christian Tradition: A Brief OverviewJohn Hedley BrookeScience and Religion in the History of IslamAhmad Dallal

Science and Religious Belief in the Modern World: Challenges and OpportunitiesDenis AlexanderPart II: Texts and CommentariesBiblical Texts Commentary Ellen F. Davis What is Creation? Subtle Insights from Genesis 1 Concerning the Order of the World Michael WelkerQur’ānic Texts Commentary Mustansir MirClassical Christian Texts Commentary: Science and Religion in the Classical Christian Tradition Emmanuel ClapsisClassical Islamic Texts Commentary: The Importance of al-Ghazālī and Ibn Rushd in the History of Islamic Discourse on Religion and Science Osman Bakar

Charles Darwin Introduction to Darwin and the Selected Texts John Hedley Brooke

Early Arabic Views of Darwin Marwa Elshakry

Modern Islamic Texts Introduction to Qutb and al-Sha‘rāwī Sherine HamdyPope John Paul II Commentary Celia Deane-DrummondAfterwordRowan Williams

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