Religion and Science in Context: A Guide to the Debates

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-16
  • Publisher: Routledge

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How should we think about religion, science and their relationship in modern society? What indeed is religion: belief or trust in God's existence? What does science have to say on such issues?

Author Biography

Willem B. Drees is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics and vice-dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, the Netherlands, and the editor of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
'Religion and science' in multiple contextsp. 1
Worldly interests: apologetics, authority and comfortp. 11
Science, sense and superstition: criteriap. 39
Hunting a Snack? Religion in 'religion and science'p. 63
Mystery in an intelligible worldp. 85
Values in a world of factsp. 112
Meaning in a material worldp. 135
Engaging in 'religion and science': an epiloguep. 147
Bibliographyp. 154
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