Bridging Science and Religion

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Ted Peters, Gaymon Bennett
Fortress Press - Religion - 260 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Science and Theology Mutual Interaction
19
Bridging Theology and Science in a Postmodern Age
35
Natural Law and Divine Action
49
Biological Evolution in Science and Theology
69
Genetics Theology and Ethics
80
Neuroscience the Human Person and God
107
Gods Two Books Special Revelation and Natural Science in the Christian West
123
Buddhism and the Sciences Historical Background Contemporary Developments
153
The Nature of Being Human
173
Traditional Hinduism and Modern Science
185
Cosmology Evolution and Biotechnology
196
Science and Ethics in Judaism Discernment and Discourse
213
Notes
220
Authors Bibliographies and Further Reading
234
Index
250

Traditional Islam and Modern Science
141

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