Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction (second edition)

Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction (second edition)

By: Gary B. Ferngren (editor)Paperback

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Since its publication in 2002, Science and Religion has proven to be a widely admired survey of the complex relationship of Western religious traditions to science from the beginning of the Christian era to the late twentieth century. In the second edition, eleven new essays expand the scope and enhance the analysis of this enduringly popular book. Tracing the rise of science from its birth in the medieval West through the scientific revolution, the contributors here assess historical changes in scientific understanding brought about by transformations in physics, anthropology, and the neurosciences and major shifts marked by the discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and others. In seeking to appreciate the intersection of scientific discovery and the responses of religious groups, contributors also explore the theological implications of contemporary science and evaluate approaches such as the Bible in science and the modern synthesis in evolution, which are at the center of debates in the historiography, understanding, and application of science. The second edition provides chapters that have been revised to reflect current scholarship along with new chapters that bring fresh perspectives on a diverse range of topics, including new scientific approaches and disciplines and non-Christian traditions such as Judaism, Islam, Asiatic religions, and atheism. This indispensible classroom guide is now more useful than ever before. Contributors: Richard J. Blackwell, Peter J. Bowler, John Hedley Brooke, Glen M. Cooper, Edward B. Davis, Alnoor Dhanani, Diarmid A. Finnegan, Noah Efron, Owen Gingerich, Edward Grant, Steven J. Harris, Matthew S. Hedstrom, John Henry, Peter M. Hess, Edward J. Larsen, Timothy Larson, David C. Lindberg, David N. Livingstone, Craig Martin, Craig Sean McConnell, James Moore, Joshua M. Moritz, Mark A. Noll, Ronald L. Numbers, Richard Olson, Christopher M. Rios, Nicolaas A. Rupke, Michael H. Shank, Stephen David Snobelen, John Stenhouse, Peter J. Susalla, Mariusz Tabaczek, Alan C. Weissenbacher, Stephen P. Weldon, and Tomoko Yoshida

About Author

Gary B. Ferngren is a professor of history at Oregon State University and a professor of the history of medicine at First Moscow State Medical University. He is the author of Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction and Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity.


IntroductionPart I: Science and Religion: Conflict or Complexity?1. Science and Religion Stephen P. WeldonPart II: The Premodern Period2. Aristotle and AristotelianismEdward Grant and Craig Martin3. Early Christian Attitudes toward NatureDavid C. Lindberg and Gary B. Ferngren4. Science and Religion in Medieval Latin ChristendomMichael H. Shank and David C. Lindberg5. IslamAlnoor Dhanani and Glen M. CooperPart III: The Scientific Revolution6. The Copernican RevolutionOwen Gingerich7. Galileo GalileiRichard J. Blackwell and Michael H. Shank8. Early Modern ProtestantismEdward B. Davis9. Isaac NewtonStephen Snobelen10. Natural TheologyJohn Hedley BrookePart IV: Transformations in Geology, Biology, and Cosmology, 1650-190011. Geology and Paleontology from 1700 to 1900Nicolaas A. Rupke12. Natural History Peter M. Hess and John Henry13. Charles DarwinJames Moore14. EvolutionPeter J. Bowler and John Henry15. CosmogoniesRonald L. Numbers and Peter J. SusallaPart V: The Response of Religious Traditions16. The Bible and ScienceJohn Stenhouse17. Roman Catholicism since TrentSteven J. Harris and Mariusz Tabaczek18. Evangelicalism and FundamentalismMark A. Noll and Christopher M. Rios19. The Scopes TrialEdward J. Larson20. Judaism and SciencesNoah Efron21. Modern Western Science and Asian TraditionsTomoko Yoshida and Stephen P. Weldon22. AtheismJohn HenryPart VI: The Theological Implications of Modern Science23. PhysicsRichard Olson24. Modern CosmologiesCraig McConnell25. CausationJohn Henry and Mariusz Tabaczek26. The Modern Synthesis in EvolutionJoshua M. Moritz27. AnthropologyTimothy Larson28. American PsychologyMatthew S. Hedstrom29. Neuroscience and the Human PersonAlan C. Weissenbacher30. Ecology and the EnvironmentDavid N. Livingstone and Diarmid A. FinneganAcknowledgments Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781421421728
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781421421728
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 1421421720
  • edition: second edition

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