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Between science and religion : the engagement of Catholic intellectuals with science and technology in the twentieth century

Author: Phillip M Thompson
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2009.
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Thompson, Phillip M., 1959-
Between science and religion.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2009
(DLC) 2009014529
(OCoLC)318585629
Named Person: Jacques Maritain; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; Bernard J F Lonergan; Thomas Merton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip M Thompson
ISBN: 9780739140208 0739140205 0739130803 9780739130803
OCLC Number: 659563600
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 249 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction --
The transformation --
Charting a course --
The legacy of modernist crisis --
The threat of modernism --
The crisis within the church --
The legacy of modernism --
Jacques Maritain's search for wisdom (1882-1973) --
A relentless quest --
The destruction of the medieval synthesis --
A philosophy of nature --
Science and society --
A postscript on evolution --
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) and the operation of the divine in the universe --
The quest for the absolute --
The mature vision --
Cultural challenges --
The problem of being between religion and science --
Bernard Lonergan's (1904-1984) cognitive project --
Intellectual formation --
The role of Aquinas --
An integrated vision --
A critique of science and technology --
Thomas Merton's (1915-1968) contemplative critique --
How to understand Merton --
Technology invades the cloister --
A prophetic assessment of the techno-scientific culture --
Balance and the future of humanity --
The transformative century --
Boundary testing --
The winding path --
Progeny --
The path of critical openness --
Guideposts for the journey --
Concluding reflections.
Responsibility: Phillip M. Thompson.

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In an age of uncertainty about the role of religion in science, Phillip Thompson provides a bright light and a bridge for understanding how these concepts can (and should) coexist. This book will Read more...

 
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the best, most up-to-date, thorough overview

by Geremia10 (WorldCat user published 2012-04-30) Excellent Permalink

This is by far the best, most up-to-date, thorough overview of the relationship between Catholic and scientific intellectual cultures during the past century. It is a much-needed improvement on Don O'Leary's 2006 Roman Catholicism and Modern Science, which focuses more specifically on biological issues...
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