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Science and Religion: Understanding the Issues

Science and Religion: Understanding the Issues

Nancy Morvillo

ISBN: 978-1-444-31730-5

Mar 2010, Wiley-Blackwell

368 pages

$39.99

Description

From the heliocentric controversy and evolution, to debates on biotechnology and the environment, this book offers a balanced introduction to the key issues in science and religion.

  • A balanced, introductory textbook which fully spans the interface between science and religion, and includes illustrations of scientific concepts throughout
  • Explores key historical issues, including the heliocentric controversy, and evolution, but also topics of current importance, such as biotechnology and environmental issues
  • Appendices include a wide range of biblical readings; excerpts from early philosophers, theologians and scientists, including Aristotle, Aquinas, Hume, Kant, Galileo, Newton, and Darwin; and short works from twentieth and twenty-first century scientists and theologians
  • Accessibly structured in to sections covering cosmology, evolution, and ethics in a scientific age
  • Provides significant coverage of scientific information and balanced explanations of the key debates for introductory students

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CHAPTER 1: LEARNING FROM THE PAST.

CHAPTER 2: HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW.

PART TWO: COSMOLOGY.

CHAPTER 3: EXPLANATIONS OF THE COSMOS.

CHAPTER 4: CREATION MYTHS.

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CHAPTER 5: CURRENT UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE UNIVERSE.

CHAPTER 6: ESCHATOLOGY.

PART THREE: EVOLUTION.

CHAPTER 7: DARWIN CHANGES EVERYTHING.

CHAPTER 8: SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS OF THE ORIGINS OF LIFE.

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CHAPTER 9: EVIDENCE FOR EVOLUTION.

CHAPTER 10: EVOLUTION AND DESIGN.

CHAPTER 11: HUMAN EVOLUTION.

PART FOUR: ETHICS IN A SCIENTIFIC AGE.

CHAPTER 12: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.

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CHAPTER 13: GENDER ISSUES.

CHAPTER 14: THE PROMISE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY.

CHAPTER 15: THE MEDICINE OF TOMORROW.

CHAPTER 16: STEWARDSHIP AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

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CHAPTER 17: COMMON THREADS AND ULTIMATE TRUTHS

“This is a well presented and interesting book written in a clear and economic style . . . These suggestions are made in the hope that this excellent work could become essential reading for courses in this country on science and religion.”  (Science and Religion, 1 November 2012)

"Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (Choice, 1 March 2011)

  • A balanced, introductory textbook which fully spans the interface between science and religion, and includes illustrations of scientific concepts throughout
  • Explores key historical issues, including the heliocentric controversy, and evolution, but also topics of current importance, such as biotechnology and environmental issues
  • Appendices include a wide range of biblical readings; excerpts from early philosophers, theologians and scientists, including Aristotle, Aquinas, Hume, Kant, Galileo, Newton, and Darwin; and short works from twentieth and twenty-first century scientists and theologians
  • Accessibly structured in to sections covering cosmology, evolution, and ethics in a scientific age
  • Provides significant coverage of scientific information and balanced explanations of the key debates for introductory students