9781405189217

Science and Religion in Dialogue, Two Volume Set

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    9781405189217

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This two-volume collection of cutting edge thinking about science and religion shows how scientific and religious practices of inquiry can be viewed as logically compatible, complementary, and mutually supportive. Features submissions by both world-class scientists and philosophers Discusses a wide range of hotly debated issues, among them Big Bang cosmology, evolution, intelligent design, dinosaurs and creation, general and special theories of relativity, dark energy, the Multiverse Hypothesis, and Super String Theory Includes articles on stem cell research and Bioethics by William Hurlbut, who served on President Bush's Bioethics Committee

Author Biography

Melville Y. Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. His many previous publications include East & West Philosophy of Religion (with Zhang Zhigang, 1998), Philosophy of Religion: An Anthology of Contemporary Views (1996) and The Greater-Good Defence: An Essay on the Rationality of Faith (1993).

Table of Contents

VOLUME I SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN DIALOGUE.I. Del Ratzsch, philosophy(Calvin College).1. "The Nature of Science: Past and Present Conceptions".2. "The Religious Roots of Science: What Science Owes to Theology".3. "The Alleged Demise of Religion: Greatly Exaggerated Reports from Science/Religion Wars".II. Richard Swinburne, philosophy(Oriel College, Oxford University).4. "What Makes a Scientific Theory True?".5. "The Argument to God from the Laws of Nature".6. "The Argument to God from the Fine Tuning of the Universe.III. Tom Greenlee, physics(Bethel University).7. "Relativity, Time and God".8. "General Relativity, the Cosmic Microwave Background, and Moral Relativism".9. "Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality".IV. Peter Dodson, anatomy, geology(The University of Pennsylvania).10. "Is Intelligent Design Really Intelligent?".11. "God and the Dinosaurs Revisited".12. "Science and Religion in the Public Square".V. Stephen Matheson, biology (Calvin College).13. "Evolutionary Creation: Common Descent and Christian Views of Origins".14. "A Scientific and Religious Critique of Intelligent Design".15. "Biology, the Incarnation and Christian Materialism".VI. Alvin Plantinga, philosophy (The University of Notre Dame).16. "Science and Religion: Why Does the Debate Continue?".17. "Divine Action in the World".18. "The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism".VII. Don Page, physics (The University of Alberta).19. "Our Place in the Vast Universe".20. "Does God Love the Multiverse?".21. "Scientific and Philosophical Challenges to Theism".VIII. Gary Patterson, chemical physics, polymer science (Carnegie Mellon University).22. "Two for the Ages: Origen and Newton".23. "The Holy Trinity of 19th Century British Science: Faraday, Maxwell, and Rayleigh".24. "Four Themes from 'An Evangelical Stance': A Professor in Dialogue With His Faith".IX. Kelly James Clark, philosophy (Calvin College).25. "Reason and Belief in God".26. "The Fine-Tuning Argument for God's Existence".27. "Evolutionary Explanations of Religious Belief".X. Michael Murray, philosophy (Franklin and Marshall College).28. "The Evolution of Religion: Adaptationist Accounts".29. "The Evolution of Religion: Non-Adaptationist Accounts".30. "Evolutionary Accounts of Religion: Explaining or Explaining Away".VOLUME II SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN DIALOGUE II.XI. Owen Gingerich, history of science, astronomy (Harvard University).31.32.33.XII. Stephen M. Barr, physics (The Bartol Institute, University of Deleware).34.35.36.XIII. William Lane Craig, philosophy (Talbot Seminary).37.38.39.XIV. Debra Haarsma, physics, astronomy (Calvin College).40. "Science and Religion in Harmony".41. #82

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