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Facets of faith and science

Author: Jitse M van der Meer
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science : University Press of America, 1996-
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Facets of faith and science.
Lanham, Md. : Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science : University Press of America, 1996-
(OCoLC)605045592
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jitse M van der Meer
ISBN: 0819199869 9780819199867 0819199877 9780819199874 0819199885 9780819199881 0819199893 9780819199898 0819199907 9780819199904 0819199915 9780819199911 0819199923 9780819199928 0819199931 9780819199935
OCLC Number: 34658577
Notes: Vol. <2> has imprint: Ancaster, Ont. : Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science ; Lanham : University Press of America.
Description: volumes <1-2> ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1 Historiography and modes of interaction --
Part 1. Historiography --
1. Religious belief and the natural sciences : mapping the historical landscape / John Hedley Brooke --
2. On the importance of eliminating science and religion from the history of science and religion : the cases of Oliver Lodge, J.H. Jeans and A.S. Eddington / David B. Wilson --
3. Interpreting Michael Faraday as the "Christian philosopher" : some problems regarding metaphysics / Geoffrey Cantor --
4. Theory, the imagination and God / Thomas W. McCormick --
5. Have worldviews shaped science? : a reply to Brooke / Stephen John Wykstra --
Part 2. Modes of interaction and their general features --
6. Aquinas on faith and science / Kenneth J. Konyndyk --
7. The transcendental role of wisdom in science / Thomas F. Torrance --
8. Ultimate and penultimate beliefs in science / Thomas F. Torrance --
9. Methodological naturalism? / Alvin Plantinga --
10. Scientific work and its theological dimensions : toward a theology of natural science / Christopher B. Kaiser --
11. The possibility of conflict between science and Christian theology / Kenneth W. Kemp --
12. Evaluation of models for interaction between metaphysical beliefs and the natural sciences : the post-Weltanschauungen era / Frederick Suppe --
13. Stones that the builder rejected : an essay recommending the critical approach in both science and religion / Tom Settle. v. 2: The role of beliefs in mathematics and the natural sciences : an Augustinian perspective --
Part 1. Belief in philosophy of science --
1. Abraham Kuyper's philosophy of science / Del Ratzsch --
2. Herman Bavinck on faith and science / Al Wolters --
3. On the general relation of religion, metaphysics and science / Roy A. Clouser --
4. A sketch of Dooyeweerd's philosophy of science / Roy A. Clouser --
5. Rationalism, irrationalism, and the absolutized horizon of knowledge as ideals of knowledge in philosophy of science / Danie F.M. Strauss --
6. Should worldviews shape science? : toward an integrationist account of scientific theorizing / Stephen John Wykstra --
7. Tightening some (loose) screws : prospects for a Christian natural science / Del Ratzsch --
Part 2. Beliefs in mathematics, physics and biology --
8. How has Christian theology furthered mathematics? / Gene G. Chase --
9. A historical analysis of the role of beliefs in the three foundational crises in mathematics / Danie F.M. Strauss --
10. Primitive terms in mathematics : the interaction between commitment, theoretical worldview and axiomatic set theory / Danie F.M. Strauss --
11. The interplay between science and belief : a case study in modern physics / Donald N. Petcher --
12. Religious belief in sociobiology : how a physical analogy introduces materialism in human sociobiology / Jitse M. van der Meer --
13. The influence of evolutionary biology on hierarchical theory in biology, with special reference to the problem of individuality / Uko Zylstra. v. 3: The role of beliefs in the natural sciences --
Part 1. Beliefs in the physical sciences --
1. Astral piety, astronomy and ethics in the ancient Mediterranean world / Liba Taub --
2. On the complexity of the relationship between astronomy and religion : Jesuit missionary-astronomers in China in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Liba Taub --
3. Astronomy for the people : R.A. Proctor and the popularization of the Victorian universe / Bernard Lightman --
4. The role of beliefs in modern cosmology / John Byl --
5. Newton and Christianity / Richard S. Westfall --
6. Newton's rejection of the "Newtonian worldview" : the role of divine will in Newton's natural philosophy / Edward B. Davis --
7. Physical laws as knowledge and belief / C.I.J.M. Stuart and T. Settle --
8. The shroud of Turin : resetting the carbon-14 clock / Thaddeus J. Trenn --
9. Rationalism, voluntarism and seventeenth-century science / Edward B. Davis --
Part 2. Beliefs in the biological science --
10. The concept of the "open system" : another machine metaphor for the organism? / Sytse Strijbos --
11. A sensible God? : the bearing of theology on evolutionary explanation / Paul A. Nelson --
12. Mind and brain, science and religion : belief and neuroscience in Donald M. MacKay and Roger W. Sperry --
13. Control hierarchies : a view of life / David L. Wilcox --
14. The concept of hierarchy in contemporary systems thinking : a key to overcoming reductionism? / Sytse Strijbos. v. 4: Interpreting God's action in the world --
Part 1. Theistic interpretations --
1. Recent thought on divine agency / Owen C. Thomas --
2. The dressage ring and the ballroom : loci of double agency / Tom Settle --
3. Randomness, omniscience and divine action / D. Brian Austin --
4. Transcendent causes and computational miracles / William A. Dembski --
5. On Craig's defence of the Kalam cosmological argument / John Byl --
6. The nature of historical science and the demarcation of design and descent / Stephen C. Meyer --
7. "Chiasmic cosmology" and "the same old story" : two Lutheran approaches to natural theology / George L. Murphy --
8. Theism, Christianity and the grand evolutionary story / Donald H. Wacome --
9. The gulf between design and descent : Charles Darwin's rejection of Asa Gray's Apologia / Kenneth W. Hermann --
10. Natural theology and a Christian witness in chemistry and physics / Russell Maatman --
11. The laws of nature and the nature of God / Christopher B. Kaiser --
12. Design, chance and necessity in recent science and philosophy / George W. Sheilds --
13. Religious apologetics and the transmutation of knowledge : was a chemico-theology possible in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain? / John Hedley Brooke --
Part 2. The role of scripture in science --
14. An interactive theory of the relation between science and scripture / Clark Pinnock --
15. Galileo and the history of hermeneutics / Kenneth J. Howell --
16. Copernicanism and the Bible in early modern science / Kenneth J. Howell --
17. Faith and science in biblical perspective : human responsibility before God / Henk G. Geertsema --
18. Organism of revelation / Michael Goheen --
19. Scriptural revelation, creational revelation and natural science : the issue / Michael Goheen --
20. Creation as separation : a proposed link between Bible and theory / Al Wolters.
Responsibility: edited by Jitse M. van der Meer.

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