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Bridging Science and Religion

Hardback|Nov 2002
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Many books on science and religion tend to be dominated by Christian positions. This book is unique for its timely comparative dimension, and brings Islamic, Jewish and Hindu contributions to the debate. The essays emerge from the very prestigious Centre...


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Many books on science and religion tend to be dominated by Christian positions. This book is unique for its timely comparative dimension, and brings Islamic, Jewish and Hindu contributions to the debate. The essays emerge from the very prestigious Centre for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley.;The book brings together a number of distinguished contributors from the sciences, comparative philosophy and religious studies to address some of the most important current themes in the interplay of science and religion. The book is divided into three sections* part 1 establishes a method for the proposed dialogue between science and religion; part 2 lays down the scientific challenge to religion from the perspective of neuroscience, genetics, evolutionary theory and natural law; and part 3 offers a religious response to modern science from various interfaith perspectives. An extensive bibliography points students towards further reading.
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This collection brings together a number of distinguished contributors from the sciences, comparative philosophy and religious studies to address some of the most important current themes in the interplay of science and religion. Cumulatively, these essays are representative of the cutting edge as regards the ongoing conversation between these two disciplines, and will be an ideal starting point for those interested in the whole field. Sponsored by the prestigious Center for Theology and Natural Sciences in Berkeley, the volume therefore has much to offer academics, professionals and students working in both major areas, science and religion.^The book is divided into three sections. Part one establishes a working methodology for the proposed dialogue, or bridge building, between scientific and religious approaches to reality. Part two lays down the scientific challenge to current theological and ethical positions, from the perspective of genetics, neuroscience, natural law and evolutionary biology. Part three offers a religious response to modern science from the various interfaith or secular perspectives of scholars working out of Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Latin American Catholic and Chinese contexts. An extensive Bibliography points students towards further reading.^Many volumes in this area tend to be altogether dominated by Christian positions. The unique aspect of this collection is its showcasing of attitudes towards science from outside of t
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 213043
  • Product Code 0334028930
  • EAN 9780334028932
  • Pages 274
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Scm Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Dimensions 140 x 216 x 352mm
  • Weight 0.014kg

Ted Peters (Ed)

Peters is professor of systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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