Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation

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Paulist Press, 1995 - Religion - 225 pages
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"Has science made religion intellectually implausible? Does it rule out the existence of a personal God? In an age of science can we really believe that the universe has a "purpose"? And, finally, doesn't religion hold much of the blame for the present ecological crisis?" "These questions form the nucleus of today's debate between science and religion. This book is a guide for that debate, identifying the questions, isolating the issues and pointing to ways the questions can be resolved." "There are four possible ways, says John F. Haught, that we can view the relationship between religion and science. First, they can stand in complete opposition - the conflict position. Or, we can believe they are so different that conflict is impossible - the contrast position. A third approach holds that while science and religion are distinct, each has important implications for the other. A fourth way views them as different but mutually supportive."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Einstein said: Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind. They need each other and must work together.
Pope said: Science purifies religion and religion purifies science
It is clear from above that there is no conflict between science and religion. However, if there is conflict between them, it is because of lack of knowledge.
S. N. Tiwary

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Is Religion Opposed to Science?
Does Science Rule Out a Personal God?
Does Evolution Rule Out Gods Existence?
Is Life Reducible to Chemistry?
Was the Universe Created?
Do We Belong Here?
Why Is There Complexity in Nature?
Does the Universe Have a Purpose?
Is Religion Responsible for the Ecological Crisis?
Toward Conversation in Science and Religion

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Page 2 - When we consider what religion is for mankind, and what science is, it is no exaggeration to say that the future course of history depends upon the decision of this generation as to the relations between them.

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John F. Haught is a Senior Fellow of Science and Religion at the Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, and Professor of Theology Emeritus, Georgetown University. He is the author of a number of books including God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, published by Westminster John Knox Press.