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Bridging Science and Religion

Bridging Science and Religion

Gaymon Bennett (Editor), Ted Peters (Editor), Robert John Russell (Foreword by)

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This extraordinary volume models a fruitful interaction between the profound discoveries of the natural sciences and the venerable and living wisdoms of the world's major religions.

Bridging Science and Religion brings together distin-guished contributors to the sciences, comparative philosophy, and religious studies to address the most important current questions in the field. Sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley, it is an ideal starting point for novices, yet has much to offer academics, professionals, and students.

Part 1 establishes a working methodology for bridge-building between scientific and religious approaches to reality. Part 2 lays down the challenge to current theological and ethical positions from genetics, neuroscience, natural law, and evolutionary biology. Part 3 offers a religious response to modern science from scholars working out of Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Latin American Catholic, and Chinese contexts.

Showcasing attitudes toward science from outside the West and an inclusive and comparative perspective, Bridging Science and Religion brings a new and timely dimension to this burgeoning field.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800636258
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 272
  • Publication Date August 7, 2003

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Contributors
    Foreword by Robert John Russell
    Introduction by Gaymon Bennett

    PART ONE: METHODOLOGY: HOW BRIGES ARE BUILT

  1. Science and Theology: Mutual Interaction
    Robert John Russell and Kirk Wegter-McNelly

  2. Bridging Theology and Science in a Postmodern Age
    Nancey Murphy

    PART TWO: CONSTRUCTING SCIENTIFIC SPANS

  3. Natural Law and Divine Action
    Robert John Russell and Kirk Wegter-McNelly

  4. Biological Evolution in Science and Theology
    Martinez J. Hewlett

  5. Genetics, Theology, and Ethics
    Ted Peters

  6. Neuroscience, the Human Person, and God
    Philip Clayton

    PART THREE: CONSTRUCTING RELIGIOUS SPANS

  7. God's Two Books: Special Revelation and Natural Science in the Christian West
    Peter M. J. Hess

  8. Traditional Islam and Modern Science
    Muzaffar Iqbal

  9. Buddhism and the Sciences: Historical Background, Contemporary Developments
    Richard K. Payne

  10. The Nature of Being Human
    Eduardo Cruz

  11. Traditional Hinduism and Modern Science
    Varadaraja V. Raman

  12. Cosmology, Evolution, and Biotechnology
    George L. Murphy

  13. Science and Ethics in Judaism: Discernment and Discourse
    Laurie Zoloth

    Notes
    Authors' Bibliographies and Further Reading
    Index
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