Science and Religion in Dialogue

Editor/Author Stewart, Melville Y.
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $66.95
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ISBN: 978-1-4051-8921-7
Category: Religion & Theology
Image Count: 30
Book Status: Available
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This collection of cutting edge thinking about science and religion shows how scientific and religious practices of inquiry can be viewed as logically compatible, complementary, and mutually supportive. Features submissions by world-leading scientists and philosophers Discusses a wide range of hotly debated issues, including Big Bang cosmology, evolution, intelligent design, dinosaurs and creation, general and special theories of relativity, dark energy, the Multiverse Hypothesis, and Super String Theory Includes articles on stem cell research and Bioethics by William Hurlbut, who served on President Bush's Bioethics Committee.

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Table of Contents

  • Lists of Figures and Tables
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction to Volume One Melville Y. Stewart
  • Part 1 Has Science Really Destroyed Its Own Religious Roots?
  • 1 The Nature of Science Del Ratzsch
  • 2 The Religious Roots of Science Del Ratzsch
  • 3 The Alleged Demise of Religion Del Ratzsch
  • Part 2 God and Physical Reality: Relativity, Time, and Quantum Mechanics
  • 4 Relativity, God, and Time Thomas Greenlee
  • 5 General Relativity, The Cosmic Microwave Background, and Moral Relativism Thomas Greenlee
  • 6 Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality Thomas Greenlee
  • Part 3 Interaction Between Science and Christianity
  • 7 Science and Religion in Harmony Deborah B. Haarsma
  • 8 How Christians Reconcile Ancient Texts with Modern Science Deborah B. Haarsma
  • 9 Christian and Atheist Responses to Big Bang Cosmology Deborah B. Haarsma
  • Part 4 Interplay of Scientific and Religious Knowledge Regarding Evolution
  • 10 Scientific Knowledge Does Not Replace Religious Knowledge Loren Haarsma
  • 11 God, Evolution, and Design Loren Haarsma
  • 12 Human Evolution and Objective Morality Loren Haarsma
  • Part 5 The Universe Makes It Probable That There Is A God
  • 13 What Makes a Scientific Theory Probably True Richard Swinburne
  • 14 The Argument to God from the Laws of Nature Richard Swinburne
  • 15 The Argument to God from Fine-Tuning Richard Swinburne
  • Part 6 A Paleontologist Considers Science and Religion
  • 16 Is Intelligent Design Really Intelligent? Peter Dodson
  • 17 God and the Dinosaurs Revisited Peter Dodson
  • 18 Science and Religion in the Public Square Peter Dodson
  • Part 7 Christian Faith and Biological Explanation
  • 19 Evolutionary Creation: Common Descent and Christian Views of Origins Stephen Matheson
  • 20 A Scientific and Religious Critique of Intelligent Design Stephen Matheson
  • 21 Biology, the Incarnation, and Christian Materialism Stephen Matheson
  • Part 8 Religion, Naturalism, and Science
  • 22 Science and Religion: Why Does the Debate Continue? Alvin Plantinga
  • 23 Divine Action in the World Alvin Plantinga
  • 24 The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism Alvin Plantinga
  • Part 9 Science and Theology as Faithful Human Activities
  • 25 Two For the Ages: Origen and Newton Gary Patterson
  • 26 The Holy Trinity of Nineteenth-Century British Science: Faraday, Maxwell, and Rayleigh Gary Patterson
  • 27 A Professor in Dialogue with His Faith Gary Patterson
  • Part 10 Cosmology and Theology
  • 28 Our Place in the Vast Universe Don N. Page
  • 29 Does God So Love the Multiverse? Don N. Page
  • 30 Scientific and Philosophical Challenges to Theism Don N. Page
  • Part 11 Science Under Stress in the Twentieth Century: Lessons from the Case of Early Nuclear Physics
  • 31 The Copenhagen Spirit of Science and Birth of the Nuclear Atom Richard Peterson
  • 32 When Scientists Go to War Richard Peterson
  • 33 Scientific Responsibility: A Quest for Good Science and Good Applications Richard Peterson
  • Part 12 The Science of Religion
  • 34 The Evolution of Religion: Adaptationist Accounts Michael J. Murray
  • 35 The Evolution of Religion: Non-Adaptationist Accounts Michael J. Murray
  • 36 Evolutionary Accounts of Religion: Explaining or Explaining Away Michael J. Murray
  • Part 13 Belief in God
  • 37 How Real People Believe: Reason and Belief in God Kelly James Clark
  • 38 Reformed Epistemology and the Cognitive Science of Religion Kelly James Clark
  • 39 Explaining God Away? Kelly James Clark
  • Introduction to Volume Two Melville Y. Stewart
  • Part 14 Background Topics for the Science and Religion Dialogue
  • 40 Reflections on the Scientific Revolution (1543–1687) Owen Gingerich
  • 41 Designing a Universe Congenial for Life Owen Gingerich
  • Part 15 Stewardship and Economic Harmony: Living Sustainability on Earth
  • 42 Earth’s Biospheric Economy Calvin DeWitt
  • 43 The Steward and the Economist Calvin DeWitt
  • 44 Sustainable Living in the Biosphere Calvin DeWitt
  • Part 16 Cosmology and Theism
  • 45 God, Time, and Infinity William Lane Craig
  • 46 Time and Eternity William Lane Craig
  • 47 The End of the World William Lane Craig
  • Part 17 Theology and Science in a Postmodern Context
  • 48 Theology and Science in a Postmodern Context Nancey Murphy
  • 49 Science and Divine Action Nancey Murphy
  • 50 Theology, Science and Human Nature Nancey Murphy
  • Part 18 Darwin and Intelligent Design
  • 51 Darwin and Intelligent Design Francisco J. Ayala
  • Part 19 The Laws of Physics and Bio-Friendliness
  • 52 The Nature of the Laws of Physics and Their Mysterious Bio-Friendliness Paul Davies
  • Part 20 Time and Open Theism
  • 53 The A-Theory of Time, Presentism, and Open Theism Dean Zimmerman
  • Part 21 Science and Scripture
  • 54 A Kind of Darwinism Peter van Inwagen
  • 55 Darwinism and Design Peter van Inwagen
  • 56 Science and Scripture Peter van Inwagen
  • Part 22 The Mutuality of Science and Theology
  • 57 Science and Religion in Western History: Models and Relationships Alan Padgett
  • 58 Overcoming the Problem of Induction: Science and Religion as Ways of Knowing Alan Padgett
  • 59 God and Time: Relative Timelessness Reconsidered Alan Padgett
  • Part 23 Physics and Scientific Materialism
  • 60 The Laws of Physics and the Design of the Universe Stephen M. Barr
  • 61 The Multiverse and the State of Fundamental Physics Today Stephen M. Barr
  • 62 Philosophical Materialism and the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Stephen M. Barr
  • Part 24 Biotechnology and Human Dignity
  • 63 Embodied Being: Evolution and the Emergence of the Human Person William Hurlbut
  • 64 Embryos, Ethics, and Human Dignity William Hurlbut
  • 65 Biotechnology and the Human Future William Hurlbut
  • Part 25 Science, Emergence, and Religion
  • 66 Freedom, Consciousness, and Science: An Emergentist Response to the Challenge Philip Clayton
  • 67 Mediating Between Physicalism and Dualism: “Broad Naturalism” and the Study of Consciousness Philip Clayton
  • Part 26 Theories and Unobservables: The Realist/Nonrealist Debate in Science and Religion
  • 68 Scientific Realism Bruce Reichenbach
  • 69 Religious Realism Bruce Reichenbach
  • 70 Experience and the Unobservable Bruce Reichenbach
  • Glossary