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Religion Science and Naturalism

Willem B Drees

Religion Science and Naturalism

Willem B Drees

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This book considers the consequences of the natural sciences (physics, biology, neurosciences) for our view of the world. Willem Drees argues that higher, more complex levels of reality, such as religion and morality, are to be viewed as natural phenomena and have their own concepts and explanations, even though all elements of reality are constituted by the same kinds of matter (ontological naturalism). Religion and morality are to be understood as rooted in our evolutionary past and our neurophysiological constitution. The book takes a more radical naturalist position than most on religion and science. But religion is not dismissed* religious traditions remain important as bodies of wisdom and vision, and the naturalist view of the world does not exclude a sense of wonder and awe, since at the limits of science questions about the existence of natural reality persist.

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- Publisher "Physicist-philosopher-theologian Willem Drees appears as a rising star over an expanding field of science and religion....He offers a religious view of reality rooted in 'the rich possibilities of the natural world,' and he expects progress in religion by means of ongoing interaction with scientific knowledge. In the end, Drees provides a well-crafted survey of the science-religion landscape that also tries to reconcile the humility of science with the hope of religion." William A. Durbin, American Scientist

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This book considers the consequences of the natural sciences (physics, biology, neurosciences) for our view of the world. Willem Drees argues that higher, more complex levels of reality, such as religion and morality, are to be viewed as natural phenomena and have their own concepts and explanations, even though all elements of reality are constituted by the same kinds of matter (ontological naturalism). Religion and morality are to be understood as rooted in our evolutionary past and our neurophysiological constitution. The book takes a more radical naturalist position than most on religion and science. But religion is not dismissed* religious traditions remain important as bodies of wisdom and vision, and the naturalist view of the world does not exclude a sense of wonder and awe, since at the limits of science questions about the existence of natural reality persist.
- Publisher

330 Pgs.
- Publisher

"Physicist-philosopher-theologian Willem Drees appears as a rising star over an expanding field of science and religion....He offers a religious view of reality rooted in 'the rich possibilities of the natural world,' and he expects progress in religion by means of ongoing interaction with scientific knowledge. In the end, Drees provides a well-crafted survey of the science-religion landscape that also tries to reconcile the humility of science with the hope of religion." William A. Durbin, American Scientist
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Religion And Science: Strategies, Definitions, And Issues
  • 2. Histories Of Relationships Between Science And Religion
  • 3. Theology And Knowledge Of The World
  • 4. Theology And Knowledge Of Human Nature
  • 5. Science, Religion, And Naturalism
  • References
  • Index.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 128892
  • Product Code 052164562X
  • EAN 9780521645621
  • Pages 332
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Nov 1998
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.490kg

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