The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science
Philip Clayton, Zachary Simpson
OUP Oxford, 2006 - Philosophy - 1023 pages
The field of 'religion and science' is exploding in popularity among academics as well as the general reading public. Spawning an increasing number of conferences and courses, this field has shown an unprecedented rate of growth in recent years. Here for the first time is a single-volume introduction to the debate, written by the leading experts. Making no pretence to encyclopaedic neutrality, each chapter defends a major intellectual position - at the heart of the book is a series of 'pro' and 'con' papers, covering each of the current 'hot topics' (such as evolution versus creation, naturalism versus the supernatural). In addition to treatments of questions of methodology and implications for life and practice, the Handbook includes sections devoted to the major scientific disciplines, the major world religions, and the main sub-disciplines in this exciting and ever-expanding field of study.
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RELIGION AND SCIENCE ACROSS THE WORLDS TRADITIONS
CONCEIVING RELIGION IN LIGHT OF THE CONTEMPORARY SCIENCES
THE MAJOR FIELDS OF RELIGIONSCIENCE
METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND SCIENCE
CENTRAL THEORETICAL DEBATES IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE
VALUES ISSUES IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE
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