Dictionary of Christianity and Science

The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science


Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310496063

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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The Dictionary of Christianity and Science provides, in one volume, entries on over 450 key terms, theories, individuals, movements, and debates at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary science. In addition, because certain topics such as the age of the Earth and the historicity of Adam and Eve provoke disagreement among Christians, the dictionary includes “Counterpoints”-like essays that advocate for the views most commonly held among evangelicals. Representatives of leading perspectives present their arguments vigorously but respectfully in these advocacy essays, allowing readers to compare options and draw their own conclusions. The dictionary is also fully cross-referenced and entries include references and recommendation for further reading. Edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science features a top-notch lineup of over 140 contributors in the fields of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, history, and various sciences. A unique reference work, it will be useful for scholars, pastors, students, and any Christian wanting to better understand the most relevant issues and ideas at the intersection of Christian faith and science.

Dictionary of Christianity and Science

The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science


Author: Paul Copan, Ph.D.,Tremper Longman III,Michael Strauss,Christopher L Reese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310496052


Page: 640

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The relationship between Christianity and science, and between competing philosophies of science, has become one the most important areas of study today. Featuring the work of over 140 scholars, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science provides a thorough introduction to this intersection between science and Christian belief.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 2.2


Author: Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532641605

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 1509

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Slaying the Dragons

Destroying myths in the history of science and faith


Author: Allan Chapman

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957234

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 6955

Are science and faith the common enemies we are led to believe? This important study examines popular misunderstandings about key events in the history of science-faith relations. Lively and often surprising, it covers the major episodes such as Galileo's trial, the Wilberforce-Huxley debate and the Scopes trial of 1925, but also looks further back through the medieval period to the Classical age, revealing how these events have acquired mythical and misleading status. Allan Chapman, lecturer at the University of Oxford, exposes the facts that have been forgotten and the contemporary opinions that have been supplanted by modern propaganda. Slaying the Dragons is an important book that strips away layers of misunderstanding and misinterpretation.

The Lion Handbook of Science and Christianity


Author: R. J. Berry

Publisher: Lion Pub

ISBN: 9780745953465

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 6963

Offers an illustrated history of the relationship between science and Christianity, examines each scientific discipline and its engagement with Christianity, and includes such topics as creationism, stem-cell research, evolution, and quantum mechanics.

Science, Creation and the Bible

Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins


Author: Richard F. Carlson,Tremper Longman III

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830838899

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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Physicist Richard Carlson and biblical scholar Tremper Longman address the long-standing problem of how to relate scientific description of the beginnings of the universe with the biblical creation passages found in Genesis. Experts in their respective fields, these two authors provide a way to resolve seeming conflicting descriptions.

The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition

An Encyclopedia


Author: Gary B. Ferngren,Edward John Larson,Darrel W. Amundsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780815316565

Category: Reference

Page: 586

View: 7939

While thought of as primarily a locus of contention, the relationship of science and religion in the West has been varied and multifaceted, with religion oftentimes nurturing and encouraging scientific progress. This relationship, which has gone on in some form perhaps since the dawn of history itself, is chronicled in this book through intellectual movements, Western religious traditions, and the evolving manifestations of science. Reaching back to fifth century Greece and proceeding to the late 20th century, this volume describes the relationship of science and religion throughout history. From ancient cosmology and medieval occult sciences to modern physics and psychology, every major intellectual movement and discipline of study is covered. There is also comprehensive coverage of the foundational aspects of the study of science and religion, with, for example, detailed discussions of the demarcation of science and religion, of epistemology, and of causation.

Darwinism and the Divine

Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology


Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697774

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Darwinism and the Divine examines the implications of evolutionary thought for natural theology, from the time of publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species to current debates on creationism and intelligent design. Questions whether Darwin's theory of natural selection really shook our fundamental beliefs, or whether they served to transform and illuminate our views on the origins and meaning of life Identifies the forms of natural theology that emerged in 19th-century England and how they were affected by Darwinism The most detailed study yet of the intellectual background to William Paley's famous and influential approach to natural theology, set out in 1802 Brings together material from a variety of disciplines, including the history of ideas, historical and systematic theology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, sociology, and the cognitive science of religion Considers how Christian belief has adapted to Darwinism, and asks whether there is a place for design both in the world of science and the world of theology A thought-provoking exploration of 21st-century views on evolutionary thought and natural theology, written by the world-renowned theologian and bestselling author

Debating Christian Theism


Author: J. P. Moreland,Chad V. Meister,Khaldoun A. Sweis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199755434

Category: Philosophy

Page: 554

View: 9164

This volume offers groundbreaking dialogue by many of the most prominent scholars in the field in a definitive treatment of central issues in theism and Christian faith.

Mapping the Origins Debate

Six Models of the Beginning of Everything


Author: Gerald Rau

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830866396

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 6902

2013 Midwest Publishing Awards Show Honorable Mention! The debate over evolution and creation has raged for decades and shows no signs of letting up. Many promote one view as the only reasonable solution. But what are the main viewpoints, and just why do they disagree? In the midst of an increasingly intense dispute, Gerald Rau answers the important questions with level-headed clarity and evenhanded analysis. Rau lays out six models of origins, ranging from naturalistic evolution to young-earth creation. He shows how each model presupposes an underlying philosophy that adherents take on faith. With the sensitivity of a seasoned educator, Rau demonstrates how each model assesses the scientific evidence in relation to four different kinds of origins: the universe, life, species and humans. In an age of specialists, Rau sees the big picture. Mapping the Origins Debate cuts through the cacophony and the complexity to provide a lucid and charitable contribution to the conversation.

Monopolizing Knowledge


Author: Ian Hutchinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0983702306

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Can real knowledge be found other than by science? In this unique approach to understanding today's culture wars, an MIT physicist answers emphatically yes. He shows how scientism --- the view that science is all the knowledge there is --- suffocates reason as well as religion. Tracing the history of scientism and its frequent confusion with science, Hutchinson explains what makes modern science so persuasive and powerful, but restricts its scope. Recognizing science's limitations, and properly identifying what we call nature, liberates both science and non-scientific knowledge.

When Faith and Science Collide


Author: G. R. Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982048603

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 9694

When scientific evidence or theories appear to conflict with the Bible, how should Christians respond? Should traditional interpretations always be maintained regardless of physical evidence to the contrary, or are there occasions when it is appropriate to adopt a different interpretation of scripture that fits scientific understanding better? Answering these questions is not a simple matter of whether one believes the Bible to be true or not, for there are many who claim belief in the authority and inspiration of the Bible who fall on opposite sides of the debate over evolution and the age of the earth. In this book, G.R. Davidson offers a simple three-step approach for examining scripture and science any time the two appear to clash. The approach honors scripture first and addresses the strength of scientific evidence only after satisfying scriptural constraints. When applied to evolution and the age of the earth, the result reveals far more harmony than discord!

Quantum Physics and Theology

An Unexpected Kinship


Author: J. C. Polkinghorne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300135183

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 5565

Three decades ago, federal policymakers - Republicans and Democrats - embarked on a general strategy of deregulation. In the electricity, gas delivery, and telecommunications industries, the strategy called for restructuring to separate production from transmission and distribution, followed by elimination of price controls. The expected results were lower prices and increased quality, reliability, and scope of services. Paul MacAvoy, an economist with forty years of experience in the regulatory field, here assesses the results and concludes that deregulation has failed to achieve any of these goals in any of these industries. MacAvoy shows that we now have only partial deregulation, a mixture of oligopoly structure with direct price control. He explores why this system leads to volatile and high prices, reduced investment, and low profitability, and what policy actions can be implemented to address these problems.

Dealing with Darwin

Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution


Author: David N. Livingstone

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421413264

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Using place, politics, and rhetoric as analytical tools, historical geographer David N. Livingstone investigates how religious communities sharing a Scots Presbyterian heritage engaged with Darwin and Darwinism at the turn of the twentieth century. His findings, presented as the prestigious Gifford Lectures, transform our understandings of the relationship between science and religion. The particulars of place—whether in Edinburgh, Belfast, Toronto, Princeton, or Columbia, South Carolina—shaped the response to Darwin’s theories. Were they tolerated, repudiated, or welcomed? Livingstone shows how Darwin was read in different ways, with meaning distilled from Darwin's texts depending on readers' own histories—their literary genealogies and cultural preoccupations. That the theory of evolution fared differently in different places, Livingstone writes, is "exactly what Darwin might have predicted. As the theory diffused, it diverged." Dealing with Darwin shows the profound extent to which theological debates about evolution were rooted in such matters as anxieties over control of education, the politics of race relations, the nature of local scientific traditions, and challenges to traditional cultural identity. In some settings, conciliation with the new theory, even endorsement, was possible—demonstrating that attending to the specific nature of individual communities subverts an inclination to assume a single relationship between science and religion in general, evolution and Christianity in particular. Livingstone concludes with contemporary examples to remind us that what scientists can say and what others can hear in different venues differ today just as much as they did in the past.

The Physics of Theism

God, Physics, and the Philosophy of Science


Author: Jeffrey Koperski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118932803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 5609

Theologians and philosophers of religion have become increasingly interested in science, and especially in the area of physics. From the fine-tuning of universal constants to quantum mechanics, relativity, and cosmology, physics is a subject surprisingly widespread in its connection to the area of religion. Bridging the gap between these fields, however, has proven to be problematic; those in religion and the humanities typically interact with the mathematical sciences only at a popular level, and physicists are often dismissive of metaphysics and religion. The Physics of Theism offers a significant and necessary middle ground between these disciplines, presenting a critical analysis of the ways in which physics is intertwined within matters of religion. Bringing clarity to often complex arguments, Koperski covers a broad range of issues that include divine action, free will, the fine-tuning argument, naturalism, the laws of nature, the relation between science and religion, and the controversy over Intelligent Design. The text is ideal for both students and scholars, providing the appropriate level of explanation of arguments to provide a starting point for research, while at the same time delivering an important contribution to current scholarship.

Is Faith in God Reasonable?

Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric


Author: Corey Miller,Paul Gould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134630379

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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The question of whether faith in God is reasonable is of renewed interest in today’s academy. In light of this interest, as well as the rise of militant religion and terrorism and the emergent reaction by neo-atheism, this volume considers this important question from the views of contemporary scientists, philosophers, and in a more novel fashion, of rhetoricians. It is comprised of a public debate between William Lane Craig, supporting the position that faith in God is reasonable and Alex Rosenberg, arguing against that position. Scholars in the aforementioned fields then respond to the debate, representing both theistic and atheistic positions. The book concludes with rejoinders from Craig and Rosenberg.

Evolution and Holiness

Sociobiology, Altruism and the Quest for Wesleyan Perfection


Author: Matthew Nelson Hill

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830839070

Category: Religion

Page: 251

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New research in evolutionary biology shows that human beings have behavioral traits directly linked to genetics. Christian ethics is coming to terms with what this means for free will and human goodness. Matthew Hill examines these questions and argues that Wesley developed a social ethics that anticipated current developments.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion


Author: John Corrigan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195170210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 522

View: 9588

This volume collects essays under four categories: religious traditions, religious life, emotional states, and historical and theoretical perspectives. They describe the ways in which emotions affect various world religions, and analyse the manner in which certain components of religious represent and shape emotional performance.

Did Darwin Get it Right?

Catholics and the Theory of Evolution


Author: George Sim Johnston

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing

ISBN: 9780879739454

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 9180

This book shows why nothing in the theory of evolution is contrary to the Church's teaching of creation.

God and the Folly of Faith

The Incompatibility of Science and Religion


Author: Victor J. Stenger

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616145994

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 1337

Looking at both historical and contemporary contexts, the author argues that religion has played a major role in suppressing scientific pursuit. Original.