Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church
Daniel Buxhoeveden, Gayle E. Woloschak, Gayle Woloschak
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Religion - 217 pages
Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church explores core theological and philosophical notions and contentious topics such as evolution from the vantage point of science, Orthodox theology, and the writings of popular recent Orthodox critics as well as supporters. Examining what science is and why Eastern Orthodox Christians should be concerned about the topic, contributors analyze the historical contingencies that contribute to the relationship of the Orthodox Church and science both in the past and present.
Drawing together leading Orthodox scientists, theologians, and historians confronting some of the critical issues and uses of modern science, this book will be useful for students, academics and clergy who want to develop a greater understanding of how to relate Orthodoxy to science.
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