The Territories of Science and Religion

Author: Peter Harrison
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022618448X
Category: History
Page: 300
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Peter Harrison takes what we think we know about science and religion, dismantles it, and puts it back together again in a provocative new way. It is a mistake to assume, as most do, that the activities and achievements that are usually labeled religious and scientific have been more or less enduring features of the cultural landscape of the West. Harrison, by setting out the history of science and religion to see when and where they come into being and to trace their mutations over timereveals how distinctively Western and modern they are. Only in the past few hundred years have religious beliefs and practices been bounded by a common notion and set apart from the secular. And the idea of the natural sciences as discrete activities conducted in isolation from religious and moral concerns is even more recent, dating from the nineteenth century. Putting the so-called opposition between religion and science into historical perspective, as Harrison does here for the first time, has profound implications for our understanding of the present and future relations between them. "

Reason for the Hope Within

Author: Michael J. Murray
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802844378
Category: Philosophy
Page: 429
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During the last two decades there has been a renaissance in the field of Christian philosophy. Unfortunately, most of this excellent work has not reached general readers. Reason for the Hope Within was produced specifically to make available the best of contemporary Christian philosophy in a clear, accessible--and highly relevant--manner. Fourteen of America's rising Christian philosophers cover many of the traditional themes of Christian apologetics as well as topics of special relevance to today's world: the problem of evil the possibility of miracles the existence of heaven and hell Eastern religions Religion and science Christianity and ethics Reason for the Hope Within provides readers with the most up-to-date resources for thinking about and defending the Christian faith. Contributors: Douglas Blount Robin Collins J. A. Cover William C. Davis Scott A. Davison Daniel Howard-Snyder Frances Howard-Snyder Trenton Merricks Caleb Miller Michael J. Murray Timothy O'Connor John O'Leary-Hawthorn Thomas D. Senor W. Christopher Stewart

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Author: Charles Taliaferro,Paul Draper,Philip L. Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320169
Category: Philosophy
Page: 784
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In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism, , the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics

Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science

Author: James R. Lewis,Olav Hammer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418791X
Category: Religion
Page: 924
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The present collection examines the many different ways in which religions appeal to the authority of science. The result is a wide-ranging and uniquely compelling study of how religions adapt their message to the challenges of the contemporary world.

At the End of an Age

Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300101614
Category: History
Page: 240
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This compelling book is a deeply informed reflection on the nature of historical and scientific knowledge. Renowned historian John Lukacs asserts that now, even at the end of the modern age, our understanding of the universe is based on what we fallible human beings have imagined and defined in a historical continuum; it is religion that is the source of the highest form of knowledge.

God and the New Physics

Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671528068
Category: Science
Page: 255
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Argues that the discoveries of twentieth-century physics--relativity and the quantum theory--demand a radical reformulation of the fundamentals of reality and a way of thinking, that is closer to mysticism than materialism


Author: Charles TAYLOR
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044282
Category: Philosophy
Page: 888
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The place of religion in society has changed profoundly in the last few centuries, particularly in the West. In what will be a defining book for our time, Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean, and what, precisely, happens when a society becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.

Spirits and Scientists

Ideology, Spiritism and Brazilian Culture
Author: David J. Hess
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271040806
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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New Age Religion and Western Culture

Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought
Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438405650
Category: Religion
Page: 580
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Presents the first systematic analysis of the structure and beliefs of the New Age movement, and the historical emergence of "New Age" as a secularized version of Western esoteric traditions.

Reasonable Faith

Christian Truth and Apologetics
Author: William Lane Craig
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433501155
Category: Religion
Page: 415
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This updated edition by one of the world's leading apologists presents a systematic, positive case for Christianity that reflects the latest work in the contemporary hard sciences and humanities. Brilliant and accessible.

Religion and the Senses in Early Modern Europe

Author: Wietse de Boer,Christine Göttler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004236341
Category: History
Page: 520
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This interdisciplinary volume examines the role of sensation in the religious transformations of early modern Europe. Sensation was both central to the doctrinal disputes of the Reformation and critical in shaping new or reformed devotional practices.

The Secret Doctrine

The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy
Author: H. P. Blavatsky,Annie Besant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108073247
Category: History
Page: 628
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A three-volume 'synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy' by one of the nineteenth century's most controversial spiritualists.

The World's Religions

A Contemporary Reader
Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 0800697464
Category: Religion
Page: 371
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This wide-ranging reader combines some of the best and most valuable contemporary perspectives from leading and significant writers, teachers, and thinkers who together address critical challenges and opportunities for the world's religions in a post 9/11 world. Edited by Arvind Sharma and organized by topic, the essays in this reader consider broad questions such as, What influence does religion have on contemporary life? The thematic arrangement of topics includes diverse religious perspectives on: war, terror, peace, human rights, pluralism, diversity, gender, spirituality, the interreligious dialogue, international diplomacy and globalization.

The Triumph of Christianity

How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501136720
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years. Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.

Religion and Belief

Author: Joan Garrod,Ms Marsha Jones
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137106115
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Religion, belief and faith influence many areas of all our lives, whether we follow a particular doctrine or not. But are people becoming less religious in the modern age? Is religion a social construction? And what do key sociological theorists say about religion? This book examines the sociology of religion. Looking at belief systems around the world, the text questions and explores changing attitudes to religion, alongside issues such as secularization, fundamentalism and globalization. In particular, this text: • Explores contemporary and classic theory • Describes key practices and beliefs of particular faith groups • Investigates social characteristics associated with religious belief and participation • Discusses various approaches to the organisation of religion, from traditional institutions to sects and cults. Part of the successful Skills-Based Sociology series, Religion and Belief provides readers with the opportunity to build their knowledge whilst putting their understanding into practice. The book's clear structure, helpful exercises and exam guidance make this an invaluable resource for students new to the study of religion in society.