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Science and Religion : One Planet, Many Possibilities.

Author: Lucas F Johnston; Whitney Bauman
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies in religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary discourse around religion and science, detailing the emergence of modern science from earlier movements related to magic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Johnston, Lucas F.
Science and Religion : One Planet, Many Possibilities.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucas F Johnston; Whitney Bauman
ISBN: 9781317813415 1317813413
OCLC Number: 870228572
Description: 1 online resource (357 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: One Planet, Many Possibilities; SECTION 1 Science and Religion: Historical Overview and Varied Influences; Introduction; 1 The Scientific Search for Sources of Religion; 2 A Brief History of Western Rationality; 3 The Myth of the Secular and the Shift Toward Secularisms; SECTION 2 Cosmology, Creation and Boundary Questions; Introduction; 4 Contemporary Cosmology; 5 From Natural Theology to the New Atheism: Constructing the Link Between Modern Science and Unbelief; 6 Intelligent Design in Public Schools. 7 The Strange Story About Evolution and America8 Religious Issues, Great Apes and Human Nature; SECTION 3 East Meets West: Holism and Health; Introduction; 9 Asian Systems of Knowledge; 10 Chinese Medicine: Health and Balance for the Whole Person; 11 Ayurveda and Early Indian Medicine; SECTION 4 Understanding Relationality; Introduction; 12 Scientific Explanations for the Emergence of Love and Altruism; 13 Relational Health: Animists, Shamans and the Practice of Well-being; 14 Religious Power and Knowledge: Questions Raised on the Presuppositions of "Perspectivism" Among Indigenous Peoples. SECTION 5 Ethics and Technology: Thinking Through Their ApplicationsIntroduction; 15 Magic, Astrology and Alchemy; 16 Ritual and Technology; 17 Ethical Issues at the Beginning and End of Life; 18 Aging Populations and Hazards to Informed Consent; Afterword; Contributors; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge studies in religion.

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This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary discourse around religion and science, detailing the emergence of modern science from earlier movements related to magic and other esoteric arts, the impact of the Reformation on science, and the dependence of Western science on the so-called Golden Age of Islam. In addition, contributors examine the im.

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