All too often scholars of science and religion have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided. This book expands our knowledge of science and religion beyond its largely Christian base to include the other Abrahamic faiths and the indigenous traditions of Africa and Asia.
This book expands our knowledge of science and religion beyond its largely Christian base to include the other Abrahamic faiths and the indigenous traditions of Africa and Asia.
Author: John Hedley Brooke
Publisher: OUP USA
The Oxford Illustrated History of the World is the story of humanity itself, from earliest times to the present day, and the changes--good and bad--which have shaped our world.
Archaeologist Brian Fagan suggests that by 10,000 years ago , people around
the world had concluded that human life ... Although it is convenient to describe
philosophy , science , and religion as distinct entities , during most of this era the
Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: Oxford Illustrated History
The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, covering everything from science communication, health and education to immigration and national values. Yet, sociological analysis of these subjects remains surprisingly scarce. This wide-ranging book critically reviews the ways in which religious and non-religious belief systems interact with scientific methods, traditions and theories. Contributors explore how, for some secularists, ‘science’ forms an important part of social identity. Others examine how many contemporary religious movements justify their beliefs by making a claim upon science. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the United States, the book shows how debates about science and belief are firmly embedded in political conflict, class, community and culture.
International Perspectives on Religion, Modernity and the Public Understanding
of Science Catto, Rebecca, Kaden, ... The second position found under '
independence' states that science and religion can offer complementary
perspectives on the world but are not mutually exclusive. ... A third form of
dialogue centres around the communication of information, with concepts from
science being used as ...
Author: Catto, Rebecca
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Category: Social Science
This book addresses selected issues in the emerging field of science and religion, and at the same time acknowledges the situation of Indonesia (or, more generally, a "Third World" country) as the locus for this discussion. The book is concerned with how various world religions, in particular Islam and Christianity respond to shared challenges posed by science, as new theories in cosmology, physics, and the life sciences have brought challenges to many traditional religious ideas. There are also more generally epistemological challenges that reflect the recent success of natural science as a mode of inquiry. These are felt as problems in both the Western and non-Western worlds, but with an important difference. While the Western world is considered the "legitimate owner" of modern science, some in the Muslim world, and the Third World more generally, see modern science as a cultural alien imposed on them, due to its initial introduction in the colonial period.
This book addresses selected issues in the emerging field of science and religion, and at the same time acknowledges the situation of Indonesia (or, more generally, a "Third World" country) as the locus for this discussion.
Author: Zainal Abidin Bagir
Publisher: ATF Press
The Second World Congress will bring together concerned scientists ,
philosophers , theologians , statesmen and industrialists from around the world to
explore and highlight the areas of collaboration between science and religion in
order to ...
Author: Indian Chemical Society
Poking around among everything from UFO's to the Space Needle of Seattle's
1962 World's Fair , he gives a human face to the people on both sides of our
continuing debate about science and religion . John Dewey , Horace Kallen ,
Category: American literature
The Study Looks At Models Of Development From Hindu Scriptural Perspectives On Issues Of Science, Religion And Development, Including Women`S Development, Secularism And Culture Of Peace.
18 Interface between Science , Religion and Women ' s Development with
Special Reference to Baha ' i Faith Farida ... available to humankind - science
and religion - will facilitate the cmergence of peace and justice throughout the
Author: Promilla Kapur
Category: Economic development
this : religion is not opposed to science , that is to say , to beliefs , legends , or
traditions , for all ancient forms of religion were both based upon and interwoven
with such legends or speculations about the origin of the world and its contents .
P7 UF Political science — Religious aspects Politics , Practical — Religious
aspects Politics and religion Religion ... of religious beliefs or practices differs
significantly from the major world religions and which are often gathered around
Author: Library of Congress
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Comte , the first to propose a scientific religion , offered as an object of worship “
The Great Being ” ( chiefly humanity ) , which , in his ... as “ the whole constituted
by the beings , past , future , and present , which co - operate willingly in
perfecting the order of the world . ... as our conception of the everlasting and
universal power whose modes of working , around us and within , condition the
whole life of ...
Author: Paul Carus
This unique encyclopedia explores the historical and contemporary controversies between science and religion. It is designed to offer multicultural and multi-religious views, and provide wide-ranging perspectives. Science, Religion, and Society covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others.
Additionally , biomedical orthodoxy , born and embedded in Western cultures ,
has struggled with and often against competing systems of medicine and healing
around the world . From a global perspective , many medical anthropologists ...
Author: Arri Eisen
Category: Psychology and religion
Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. Ideally suited to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area, it incorporates numerous student-friendly features, including maps, summaries, and historical references, resulting in the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences available. Examines the historical, theological, philosophical and scientific aspects of the interaction between religion and science Fully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates on scientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, and discussions about the relationship between science and religion in major world faiths Includes a historical component to enable readers to orientate themselves within the subject Takes a topic based approach which fits into the existing structure of most courses, and includes explanatory material not found in other works of this kind, making it highly accessible for those with little scientific or religious background knowledge Incorporates illustrations, tables, maps, summaries and questions for a lively and engaging approach to the subject Written by world-renowned theologian, Alister McGrath; author of bestselling books such as Dawkins’ God, and an acknowledged expert in the field of science and religion
Alister E. McGrath is ideally placed to write this book. He is a world-renowned theologian and author, praised for his clear and precise writing, and an acknowledged expert on the relationship between science and religion.
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Florida State University, 1985. Bibliography: p. -209. Includes index.
See also the work of Earl MacCormac in Metaphor and Myth in Science and
Religion ( Durham , N . C . : Duke University ... Martin Rudwick , “ Senses of the
Natural World and Senses of God , ” in The Sciences and Theology in the
Author: Walter J. Wilkins
CONTENTS CHAPTER I SCIENCE AND RELIGION The So - Called Conflict
Should Cease . The Aims and Methods of Science . Laws of Nature . ...
CHAPTER III The POWERS OF THE WORLD THE TOWERS OF THE WORLD . . .
. . . 08 The ...
Author: John Arthur Thomson
Category: Natural theology
Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues. In One World he develops his thesis through an examination of the nature of science, the nature of the physical world, the character of theology, and the modes of thought in science and theology. He identifies "points of interaction" and points of potential conflict between science and religion. Along the way, he discusses creation, determinism, prayer, miracles, and future life, and he explains his rejection of scientific reductionism and his defense of natural theology.
Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues.
Author: John C. Polkinghorne
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Learn how you can experience the bliss of the soul now, and not merely as a by-product of a life-threatening crisis such as a near-death experience.
In the name of science , religion is being thrown out wholesale . Yet , religions
have been around for a long time . ... applied scientific method to rigorously study
psychic phenomenon and the spiritual experiences of people around the world .
Author: Eliot Jay Rosen
Publisher: Hay House Incorporated
For this , the foundation science - religion debate should , at people hate reason ”
( 26 July , p 41 ) . as the sum of my ... and hence observationally throughout the
world - to fund , I imagine that most atheists If culture is akin to a person , what ...
Category: Electronic journals
***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist*** Dorot Foundation Award for Modern Jewish Thought and Experience An impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned book from one of the most admired religious thinkers of our time that argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other—and that the world needs both. “Atheism deserves better than the new atheists,” states Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, “whose methodology consists of criticizing religion without understanding it, quoting texts without contexts, taking exceptions as the rule, confusing folk belief with reflective theology, abusing, mocking, ridiculing, caricaturing, and demonizing religious faith and holding it responsible for the great crimes against humanity. Religion has done harm; I acknowledge that. But the cure for bad religion is good religion, not no religion, just as the cure for bad science is good science, not the abandonment of science.” Rabbi Sacks’s counterargument is that religion and science are the two essential perspectives that allow us to see the universe in its three-dimensional depth. Science teaches us where we come from. Religion explains to us why we are here. Science is the search for explanation. Religion is the search for meaning. We need scientific explanation to understand nature. We need meaning to understand human behavior. There have been times when religion tried to dominate science. And there have been times, including our own, when it is believed that we can learn all we need to know about meaning and relationships through biochemistry, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. In this fascinating look at the interdependence of religion and science, Rabbi Sacks explains why both views are tragically wrong. From the Hardcover edition.
***National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist*** Dorot Foundation Award for Modern Jewish Thought and Experience An impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned book from one of the most admired religious thinkers ...
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Scientific religion , then , is the secret which Mr. Oliphant comSome one echoes “
Who ? ... to me slowly , but without hesitation or “ In this world , the isle of dreams
, " a constant succession of correction . visions and theories pass , vanish , and
return again . ... and “ celesprofess to understand what a sympneumatic descent ”
may be , tials ” all around us ; there may be people whose sensations give except
... Systems of Religion; the Sacred Books of the World; Religion and the Family;
Religion in its relation to Natural Science; ... truth and righteousness throughout
the world as united with us in that moral faith which we have described, the faith