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Handbook of religion and the authority of science

Handbook of religion and the authority of science

Author: Olav Hammer; James R Lewis
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, v. 3.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Handbook of religion and the authority of science.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(DLC) 2010036406
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olav Hammer; James R Lewis
ISBN: 900418791X 9789004187917 9789004216389 9004216383
OCLC Number: 1086443949
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 924 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Theoretical. How religions appeal to the authority of science / From analogies to narrative entanglement : invoking scientific authority in Indian New Age spirituality / We demand bedrock knowledge : modern Satanism between secularized esotericism and "esotericized" secularism / Buddhism and East Asian traditions. Buddhism as the "religion of science" : from colonial Ceylon to the laboratories of Harvard / Falun Gong and science : origins, pseudoscience, and China's scientific establishment / Metaphorical and metonymical science : constructing authority in a Japanese new religion / When science fiction becomes science fact ; the role of science, science fiction, and technology in Aum Shinrikyo / South Asian traditions. Vivekananda and the scientific legitimation of Avaita Vedānta / Inverted orientalism, Vedic science, and the modern world : Bhaktivedanta and the International Society for Krishna Consciousness / Madame Blavatsky's children : modern Hindu encounters with Darwinism / The transcendental meditation organization and its encounter with science / The Sikh scientific ethic : worldly and mystical / The God experiment : Radhasoami's version of science and the rhetoric of guru succession / Judaism and Islam. The use of medicinal legitimizations in the construction of religious practice : the dietary laws of Judaism / Science is just catching up : the Kabbalah Centre and the neo-enlightenment / Islamic opposition to the Darwinian theory of evolution / Christian tradition. Fighting science with science at Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network / Christian science, new thought, and scientific discourse / The unification movement : science, religion, and absolute values / Spiritualism and spiritism. Spiritualism and psychical research / Popular epistemologies and "spiritual science" in early twentieth-century Buenos Aires / Parapsychology : naturalising the supernatural, re-enchanting science / New Age and occult. The "scientific" presentation and legitimation of the teaching of synchronicity in New Age literature / Science as legitimation for spirituality : from The aquarian conspiracy to channelling and A course in Miracles / Modern Western magic and altered states of consciousness / Legitimizing belief through the authority of science : the case of the Church of Scientology / Alternative archaeologies. New religions and the science of archaeology : Mormons, the Goddess, and Atlantis / Is dialogue between religion and science possible : the case of archaeology and the Goddess Movement / Mormon archaeology and the claims of history / Theories and sceptics. Folklore and discourse : the authority of scientific rhetoric, from state atheism to new spirituality / The phlogiston theory : a late relic of pre-enlightenment science / "Oh no, it isn't." : sceptics and the rhetorical use of science in religion / James R. Lewis ; Kathinka Frøystad ; Jesper Aagarad Peterson --
David L. McMahan ; Helen Farley ; Christal Whelan ; Martin Repp --
C. Mackenzie Brown ; Benjamin E. Zeller ; Meera Nanda ; Cynthia Ann Humes ; Richard Cimino ; David Christopher Lane --
Damián Setton ; Hanna Skartveit ; Martin Riexinger --
Carie Little Hersh ; Jeremy Rapport ; Sarah M. Lewis --
Cathy Gutierrez ; Gustavo Andrés Ludueña ; Egil Asprem --
Jochen Scherer ; Ruth Bradby ; Nevill Drury ; Régis Dericquebourg --
Carole M. Cusack ; Kathryn Rountree ; Charles W. Nuckolls --
Ülo Valk ; Christopher McIntosh ; Asbjørn Dyrendal.
Series Title: Brill handbooks on contemporary religion, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Lewis and Olav Hammer.


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