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Science, belief and society : international perspectives on religion, modernity and the public understanding of science

Author: Stephen H Jones; Tom Kaden; Rebecca Catto; Grace Davie
Publisher: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2019 ©2019
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The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, covering everything from science communication, health and education to immigration and national values. Yet, sociological analysis of these subjects remains surprisingly scarce. This wide-ranging book critically reviews the ways in which religious and non-religious belief systems interact with scientific  Read more...
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Science, belief and society.
Bristol ; Chicago, IL : Bristol University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1103976865
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen H Jones; Tom Kaden; Rebecca Catto; Grace Davie
ISBN: 9781529206968 1529206960 9781529206975 1529206979 9781529206982 1529206987
OCLC Number: 1101625368
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 307 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The sociological study of science and religion in context / Fern Elsdon-Baker, Will Mason-Wilkes --
Survey-based research on science and religion : a review and critique / Jonathan P. Hill --
Language, labels and lived identity in debates about science, religion and belief / Tom Kaden, Stephen H. Jones, Rebecca Catto --
Researching clergy attitudes towards science : a reflective account of key methodological challenges / Lydia Reid --
From 'science and religion' to 'transcendence in science', or : what we can learn from the (history of) science and technology studies / Silke Gulker --
Rational believers: religion, tradition and spirituality among Indian scientists / Renny Thomas --
Muslim perceptions of biological evolution : a critical review of quantitative and qualitative research / Jessica Carlisle, Salman Hameed, Fern Elsdon-Baker --
Feeling rational : affinity and affinity narratives in British science-non-religion Relations / Lois Lee --
avoiding the 'anti-intellectual abyss' : how secular humanists in Sweden try to define the boundaries between science, religion, pseudoscience and postmodernism / Susanne Kind --
Atheism and the social sciences / Stephen LeDrew --
Science and the unearned virtues of the 'really religious people' : exploring the association between perceived religiosity and science rejection among students in the midwestern United States / David E. Long --
Discourses on science and Islam : a view from Britain / Amy Unsworth
Responsibility: edited by Stephen H. Jones, Tom Kaden and Rebecca Catto ; with a foreword by Grace Davie

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