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Following a century of scientific revolutions including the formation of relativity, quantum, and chaos theories, the picture we hold of our world no longer resembles that of even recent generations. How has this radically new outlook on the world affected the profound religious quest of humankind? Has the vastly different scientific picture established a new level of dialogue between scientists and theologians? Has the revolution in science impacted the goal or mission of contemporary theology? As the interdisciplinary study of science and religion has been gaining momentum in recent years, Religion and Science takes the pulse of pertinent current research, emphasizing its historical, methodological, and constructive dimensions. Part one examines the interaction between science and religion in several periods since the European Enlightenment. Part two is a two round debate over similarities and differences between the methods of science and religious studies--including theology. Part three is a unique presentation of six lively and diverse case studies exemplifying the dialogue between important theories in the natural sciences and key religious topics.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Religion and science.
Religion and science -- History.
Religion and science -- Methodology.