The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

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Philip Clayton, Dean of Claremont School of Theology 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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Contents

Introduction
1
RELIGION AND SCIENCE ACROSS THE WORLDS TRADITIONS
5
CONCEIVING RELIGION IN LIGHT OF THE CONTEMPORARY SCIENCES
137
THE MAJOR FIELDS OF RELIGIONSCIENCE
291
METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION AND SCIENCE
405
CENTRAL THEORETICAL DEBATES IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE
547
VALUES ISSUES IN RELIGION AND SCIENCE
889
Index
979
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Philip Clayton is Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology; Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Claremont Graduate University.