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Science and religion around the world

Author: John Hedley Brooke; Ronald L Numbers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided and, in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hedley Brooke; Ronald L Numbers
ISBN: 9780195328196 0195328191 9780195328202 0195328205
OCLC Number: 608491510
Description: xv, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Early Judaism / Noah Efron --
Modern Judaism / Geoffrey Cantor --
Early Christianity / Peter Harrison, David C. Lindberg --
Modern Christianity / John Hedley Brooke --
Early Islam / Ahmad S. Dallal --
Modern Islam / Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu --
Early Chinese religions / Mark Csikszentmihalyi --
Indic religions / B.V. Subbarayappa --
Buddhism / Donald S. Lopez, Jr. --
African religions / Steven Feierman, John M. Janzen --
Unbelief / Bernard Lightman --
Which science? Whose religion? / David N. Livingstone.
Responsibility: edited by John Hedley Brooke and Ronald L. Numbers.
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The past quarter-century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of science and religion. But all too often the scholars writing it have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, with only passing reference to other traditions of both science and faith. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided and, in this pioneering effort to explore the historical relations of what we now call "science" and "religion," the authors go beyond the Abrahamic traditions to examine the way nature has been understood and manipulated in regions as diverse as ancient China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Science and Religion around the World also provides authoritative discussions of science in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- as well as an exploration of the relationship between science and the loss of religious beliefs. The narratives included in this book demonstrate the value of plural perspectives and of the importance of location for the construction and perception of science-religion relations. -- Book Description.

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Science and Religion around the World takes scholarship in this field a long way towards a broad international perspective that we've needed to see for some time now. Stephen P. Weldon, ISIS Read more...

 
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