Fifty Years in Science and Religion
Contents: Preface; Introduction, Robert John Russell; A personal odyssey, Ian G. Barbour. Part I Barbour's Scientific Contributions: Ian G. Barbour's contributions as a scientist, Carl York. Part II Barbour's Contributions to Methodology: Ian Barbour's methodological breakthrough: creating the 'bridge' between...
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Contents: Preface; Introduction, Robert John Russell; A personal odyssey, Ian G. Barbour. Part I Barbour's Scientific Contributions: Ian G. Barbour's contributions as a scientist, Carl York. Part II Barbour's Contributions to Methodology: Ian Barbour's methodological breakthrough: creating the 'bridge' between science and theology, Robert John Russell; Barbour's way(s) of relating science and theology, Christian Berg; Critical realism and other realisms, Niels Henrik Gregersen; Religion, theology, and the philosophy of science: an appreciation of the work of Ian Barbour, Nancey Murphy. Part III Barbour's Contributions to Theological and Ethical Issues: A. God and nature: Barbour's panentheistic metaphysic, Philip Clayton; B. Physics and cosmology: What is 'the universe' which cosmology studies?, William R. Stoeger, SJ; Barbour's assessment of the philosophical and theological implications of physics and cosmology, Robert John Russell; C. Evolution, anthropology and neuroscience: Case studies in Barbour's integrative model: liberal Anglo-Catholicism in the 1920s, W. Mark Richardson; DNA, Darwin, and doxology: a contemporary conversation between biology and faith, Martinez J. Hewlett; Selfish Genes and Loving Persons, Ted Peters; D. Technology and the environment: Technology requires ethical decisions, Roger L. Shinn; Ethics, technology, and environment, Judith N. Scoville; Environmental ethics and the science-religion debate: a British perspective on Barbour, Christopher Southgate. Part IV Theological Perspectives On Barbour's Work: A. Process theology: God and physics in the thought of Ian Barbour, John B. Cobb, Jr; Barbour in process: contributions to process theology, Ernest Simmons; B. Roman Catholic theology: Catholicism and Ian Barbour on theology and science, Anne M. Clifford; 'Seeing' the universe: Ian Barbour and Teilhard de Chardin, John F. Haught; C. Buddhist theology: A reflection on Buddhist-Christian dialogue with the natural sciences, Paul O. Ingram; Barbour, Buddhism, Bohm, and beyond, Jensine Andresen. Published works of Ian Graeme Barbour, Christian Berg; Indexes.
Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which for the first time he shares and reflects on his life and work.
Russell is Professor of Theology and Science in Residence at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and Founder and Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.