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Science and Religion Primer, aby Heidi Campbell
Synopses & Reviews
The relationship between science and religion (SR) has often been portrayed as combative. However, the interface of the two disciplines is complex and nuanced, and they have much to learn from one another. A Science and Religion Primer welcomes readers to the SR dialogue. This helpful introductory work is simultaneously an encyclopedia, an annotated bibliography, and a survey. The book's stalwart advisory board consists of- Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Chester- Nancey Murphy, Fuller Theological Seminary- George F. R. Ellis, University of Cape Town- Peter Harrison, University of Oxford- Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University- Craig A. Boyd, Azusa Pacific UniversityFour substantive introductory essays set the book's background. The second, and primary, section of the book provides an A-Z listing of almost 100 entries dealing with a variety of philosophical, historical, scientific, and theological concepts, individuals, or events related to the SR dialogue.A Science and Religion Primer promotes a respectful, intelligent conversation between science and faith. It is an indispensable source in its own right and a springboard for more in-depth research."Heidi Campbell and Heather Looy have put together an excellent collection of essays on the relationship between science and religion, nicely mirroring the current reach of science and religion scholarship. Most of the articles are apt. Many are outstanding. This volume will serve as a very handy reference guide for both scholars and laypersons."--David C. Lindberg, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison"This new book by Campbell and Looy provides an excellent point of entry into the burgeoning international dialogue on science and religion. The introductory essays are from leaders in the field and will give newcomers a clear sense of the background issues that shape the current discussion."--F. LeRon Shults, professor of theology, University of Agder Institute for Religion, Philosophy, and History
A Science and Religion Primer is a unique resource: an encyclopedia, an annotated bibliography, and a survey of the relationship between two equally complex fields. Editors Heidi Campbell and Heather Looy begin their work with four chapters from expert contributors: history of the science and religion dialogue, the role of philosophy in the science and religion dialogue, theology's intersection with the science and religion dialogue, and science and technology in light of religion. Entries cover such diverse topics as philosopher of science Karl Popper, the anthropic principle, Gaia, theodicy, hermeneutics, Intelligent Design, and more. Professors and students of theology, religion, and science--at both the undergraduate and graduate levels--will welcome this contribution. A Science and Religion Primer is an accessible and affordable contribution to interdisciplinary studies and provides a respectful conversation between science and faith.
About the Author
Heidi Campbell (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is assistant professor of communication at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Exploring Religious Community Online and has written numerous articles and encyclopedia entries. Heather Looy (PhD, McMaster University) is associate professor of psychology at The King's University College in Alberta. She specializes in biopsychology and is an active researcher and writer. Both Campbell and Looy participated in the Sir John Templeton Oxford Seminars in Science and Christianity.
Table of Contents
Section 1. Introductory essays on science and religion. History of the science/religion dialogue / Peter Harrison — The role of philosophy in the science/religion dialogue / Nancey Murphy — Theology's intersection with the science/religion dialogue / Celia Deane-Drummond — Science and technology in light of religion / Holmes Rolston III — Section 2. Entries.
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