When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

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HarperCollins, May 16, 2000 - Religion - 224 pages
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The Definitive Introduction To

The Relationship Between

Religion And Science

• In The Beginning: Why Did the Big Bang Occur?

• Quantum Physics: A Challenge to Our Assumptions About Reality?

• Darwin And Genesis: Is Evolution God‘s Way of Creating?

• Human Nature: Are We Determined by Our Genes?

• God And Nature: Can God Act in a Law–Bound World?

Over the centuries and into the new millennium, scientists, theologians, and the general public have shared many questions about the implications of scientific discoveries for religious faith. Nuclear physicist and theologian Ian Barbour, winner of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science, presents a clear, contemporary introduction to the essential issues, ideas, and solutions in the relationship between religion and science. In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life.

  

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Review: When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

Sadly, this wasn't such a great book. The book is broken down into five main chapters--Astronomy and Creation; The implications of quantum physics; Evolution and continuing creation; Genetics ... Read full review

Review: When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

User Review  - katen moore - Goodreads

I tried. I'll try again, maybe Read full review

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Contents

Préface
1
CHAPTER
2
INDEPENDENCE
17
ASTRONOMY AND CREATION
39
INDEPENDENCE
47
INTEGRATION
57
THE IMPLICATIONS OF QUANTUM PHYSICS
65
INDEPENDENCE
73
INTEGRATION
111
GENETICS
119
INDEPENDENCE
129
CHAPTER
148
INDEPENDENCE
159
INTEGRATION
170
Notes
181
Index of Names
197

INTEGRATION
83
EVOLUTION AND CONTINUING CREATION
90
INDEPENDENCE
99
Index of Selected Topics
203
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About the author (2000)

Ian G. Barbour has retired from Carleton College where he was professor of physics, professor of religion, and Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. The "preeminent synthetic in the field" (Cross Currents,) he is the author of several influential books, including Ethics in an Age of Technology and Myths Models, and Paradigms, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He gave the world-renowned Gifford Lectures, 1989-1991.

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