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Envisioning Nature Science And Religion

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Author: James D. Proctor
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN:
Size: 49.94 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 371
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Book Description: Contemporary scholarship envisions biophysical and human nature in a variety of ways, each of which is entangled with related notions of science and religion. Envisioning Nature, Science, and Religion offers a great diversity of viewpoints on these matters from some of the preeminent thinkers in these fields.


Synthetic Biology And Morality

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Author: Gregory E. Kaebnick
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262019396
Size: 41.46 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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Book Description: A range of views on the morality of synthetic biology and its place in public policy and political discourse.


Embracing The Ivory Tower And Stained Glass Windows

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Author: Jennifer Baldwin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319239449
Size: 61.62 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 249
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Book Description: This book brings together contributions from scholars from Europe and the United States to honor the theological work of Antje Jackelén, the first female Archbishop of the Church of Sweden. In Archbishop Antje Jackelén’s installation homily, she identifies the strength of the Church as a “global network of prayer threads.” This book is an honorary and celebratory volume providing a “global network of prayerful essays” by contributors from a variety of academic disciplines to creatively engage, reflect, and illuminate the theological work of Archbishop Jackelén. Prior to her tenure in the Church of Sweden as Bishop of the Diocese of Lund and now the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, Jackelén served as professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Zygon Center and President of European Society for the Study of Science and Religion (ESSSAT). While each essay intentionally embraces the theological and ministerial work of Jackelén during her academic tenure, they also venture into areas as diverse as climate change, media studies, human uniqueness, hermeneutics, time, ethics, Christian theological tradition and history, traumatology, politics and society. As the first diverse explication of the theological thinking of Archbishop Jackelén by her theological colleagues, this text provides scholars with an expansion of the scope of Archbishop Jackelén’s theological thinking and initiates laity into the impact of Jackelén thinking that combines with grace and precision the traditions of the Church, the challenges and gifts of the sciences, and the needs and longings of society and the world.


Our Common Cosmos

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Author: Zoë Lehmann Imfeld
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567680177
Size: 17.38 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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Book Description: This volume collects an international body of voices, as a timely response to a rapidly advancing field of the natural sciences. The contributors explore how the disciplines of theology, earth and space sciences contribute to the debate on constantly expanding ethical challenges, and the prospect of humanity's future. The discussions offered in this volume see the 'community' as central to a sustainable and ethical approach to earth and space sciences, examining the role of theology in this communal approach, but also recognizing theology itself as part of a community of humanity disciplines. Examining the necessity for interaction between disciplines, this collection draws on voices from biodiversity studies, geology, aesthetics, literature, astrophysics, and others, to illustrate precisely why a constructive and sustainable dialogue is needed within the current scientific climate.


Bridging Science And Religion

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Author: Gaymon Bennett
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN:
Size: 35.12 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Book Description: Many books on science and religion tend to be dominated by Christian positions. This book is unique for its timely comparative dimension, and brings Islamic, Jewish and Hindu contributions to the debate. The essays emerge from the very prestigious Centre for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley. The book brings together a number of distinguished contributors from the sciences, comparative philosophy and religious studies to address some of the most important current themes in the interplay of science and religion. The book is divided into three sections: part 1 establishes a method for the proposed dialogue between science and religion; part 2 lays down the scientific challenge to religion from the perspective of neuroscience, genetics, evolutionary theory and natural law; and part 3 offers a religious response to modern science from various interfaith perspectives. An extensive bibliography points students towards further reading.


Nature God And Humanity

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Author: Richard L. Fern
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521009706
Size: 26.79 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 267
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Book Description: This book offers a coherent theistic approach to environmental ethics.


Religion And The Environment

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Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publisher:
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Size: 13.10 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 4
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Book Description: In the last two decades a new form of religiously motivated social action and a virtually new field of academic study each based in recognition of the connections between religion and humanity 's treatment of the environment have developed. Interactions between religion and environmental concern have been manifest in the explosive growth of ecotheological writings, institutional commitment by organized religions, and environmental activism explicitly oriented to religious ideals. Clergy throughout the world in virtually every denomination have received word from leaders of their religion that the environment no less than sexuality, poverty, or war and peace is now a basic and compelling religious matter. Out of this confrontation have been born vital new theologies based in the recovery of marginalized elements of tradition, profound criticisms of the past, and ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. Theologians from every religious tradition along with dozens of non-denominational spiritual writers have confronted world religions past attitudes towards nature. In the realm of institutional commitment, public statements and actions by organized religions have grown dramatically. In the context of political action, throughout the U.S. and the world religiously oriented groups take part in environmentally oriented political action: from lobbying and consciousness raising to activist demonstrations and civil disobedience. This collection serves as a comprehensive introduction, overview, and in-depth account of these exciting new developments. The four volumes cover virtually every aspect of the field from theological change and institutional commitment to innovation in liturgy, from new ecumenical connections among different religions and between religion, science and environmental movements, from religious participation in environmental politics to an account of the global social and political contexts in which religious environmentalism has unfolded.


Science Scripture And Homosexuality

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Author: Alice Ogden Bellis
Publisher:
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Size: 38.78 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Book Description: "The collaborative work of a biblical scholar and a biology professor, Science, Scripture, and Homosexuality addresses scripture passages relating to homosexuality and explains the foundation of genetics and the growing evidence suggesting an organic basis for sexual orientation. The authors argue that "the role of the homosexual, as well as the heterosexual, within the Church should be based upon common criteria for all." Written in a highly accessible manner, the book is ideal for congregational discussion."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Fifty Years In Science And Religion

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Author: Ian G. Barbour
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 42.96 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 353
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Book Description: Ian G. Barbour is the internationally acknowledged pioneer in the field of 'science and religion'. Although public opinion is often swayed by strident voices which attempt to place science and religion in conflict or keep them totally isolated, Barbour's voluminous contributions over the past fifty years have carved out a trusted pathway to constructive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between science and religion.Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which for the first time he shares and reflects on his life and work, and a detailed bibliography of Barbour's works. Together, the authors demonstrate how Barbour's writings and the hundreds of scholars who have now become part of the field have changed the course of intellectual history in the West by making possible and necessary a truly constructive engagement between science and religion in the context of inter-religious dialogue and the global human and environmental challenges of our time.