Science and Religion: A New Introduction
Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. Ideally suited to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area, it incorporates numerous student-friendly features, including maps, summaries, and historical references, resulting in the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences available.
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Introducing the Dialogue Between Science and Religion
Three Landmark Debates
Why Study History?
Copernicus Galileo and the Solar System
Newton the Mechanical Universe and Deism
Darwin and the Biological Origins of Humanity
Models of Interaction Between Science and Religion
Science Religion and Proofs for Gods Existence
Veriﬁcation and Falsiﬁcation in Science and Religion
Realism and its Alternatives in Science and Religion
The Doctrine of Creation and the Natural Sciences
How Does God Act in the World?
The Use of Models in Science and Religion
Natural Science and Natural Theology
Science Religion and the Explanation of Things
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