The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion

Author(s): Peter Harrison


Explores the historical relations between science and religion and discusses contemporary issues with perspectives from cosmology, evolutionary biology and bioethics.

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Peter Harrison is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science (Cambridge, 1998), and The Fall of Man and the Foundation of Science (Cambridge, 2007).

Introduction Peter Harrison; Part I. Historical Interactions: 1. The fate of science in patristic and medieval Christendom David C. Lindberg; 2. Religion and the Scientific Revolution John Henry; 3. Natural theology and the sciences Jon Topham; 4. Religious reactions to Darwin Jon Roberts; 5. Science and secularization John Hedley Brooke; Part II. Religion and Contemporary Science: 6. Scientific creationism and intelligent design Ronald L. Numbers; 7. Evolution and the inevitability of intelligent life Simon Conway Morris; 8. God, physics and the Big Bang William R. Stoeger; 9. Psychology and theology Fraser Watts; 10. Science, bioethics and religion John H. Evans; Part III. Philosophical Perspectives: 11. Atheism, naturalism and science: three in one? Michael Ruse; 12. Divine action, emergence and scientific explanation Nancey Murphy; 13. Science, God and cosmic purpose John Haught; 14. Ways of relating science and religion Mikael Stenmark; A guide to further reading; Index.

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  • : 9780521712514
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : 0.52
  • : June 2010
  • : 228mm X 152mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Peter Harrison
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  • : English
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