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Science and religion : an introduction

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Science and Religion, 2 nd edition is the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences. It examines the historical, theological, philosophical and scientific  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9781405187909 1405187905 9781405187916 1405187913
OCLC Number: 366494307
Description: x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing the dialogue between science and religion --
History : three landmark debates --
Why does history matter? --
Debate 1: Copernicus, Galileo and the solar system --
Debate 2: Newton, the mechanical universe, and deism --
Debate 3: Darwin and the biological origins of humanity --
Science and religion : general themes --
Models of interaction between science and religion --
Science, religion, and the explanation of things --
Science, religion, and proofs for God's existence --
Verification and falsification in science and religion --
Realism and its alternatives in science and religion --
The doctrine of creation and the natural sciences --
How does god act in the world? --
The use of models in science and religion --
Natural science and natural theology --
Theoretical anomalies in science and religion --
The development of theory in science and religion --
The interaction of science and religion in other faiths --
Science and religion : contemporary debates --
Richard Dawkins and scientific atheism : does science deny God? --
Cosmology : does the anthropic principle mean anything? --
Quantum theory : complementarity in science and religion --
Evolutionary biology : can one speak of design in nature? --
Evolutionary psychology : the origins of religious belief --
The psychology of religion : exploring religious experience --
The cognitive science of religion : is religion natural? --
Case studies in science and religion --
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) --
Thomas F. Torrance (1913-2007) --
Charles A. Coulson (1910-74) --
Ian R. Barbour (born 1923) --
Arthur Peacocke (1924-2006) --
Wolfhart Pannenberg (born 1928) --
John Polkinghorne (born 1930) --
Nancey Murphy (born 1951) --
Alister E. McGrath (born 1953) --
Philip Clayton (born 1956).
Responsibility: Alister E. McGrath.


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Praise for the previous edition of Science and Religion: "A first rate introduction to the field." ( Network ) "McGrath discusses clearly and methodically the various issues related to the field ... Read more...

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