Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists

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W. Mark Richardson
Psychology Press, 2002 - Philosophy - 264 pages
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Addressing fundamental questions about life, death and the universe, Science and the Spiritual Questexamines the ways in which scientists negotiate the complex frontiers between their scientific and religious beliefs. Distinguished cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computer scientists of different faiths explore the connections between the domain of science and the realms of ethics, spirituality and the divine. Through essays and frank interviews, they offer honest, stimulating, and often intensely personal thoughts about life's most impenetrable mysteries. This unique volume presents radical new approaches to the religion/science debate and highlights the continued importance of the 'spiritual quest' in a world transformed by the developments of science.
 

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Contents

Jocelyn Bell Bumell
17
Kenneth S Kendler
28
Kevin Kelly
42
Allan Sandage
52
Cyril Domb
64
Martinez J Hewlett
78
Mitchell P Marcus
105
Bruno Guiderdoni
117
Geoffrey F Chew
154
Michael A Arbib
165
Andrei Linde
184
Brian Cantwell Smith
203
Arthur Peacocke
229
George Sudarshan
243
Some concluding reflections
253
Copyright

Michael Ruse
137

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W. Mark Richardson teachers at General Theological Seminary in New York.
Robert John Russell is the founder and director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, and Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkley.
Phillip Clayton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at California State University (Sonoma).
Kirk Wegter-McNelly is a doctoral student at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkley.

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