Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science and Religion

Paperback | May 15, 2000

byJohn Brooke, Geoffrey Cantor

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This book, first published in the U.K. by TandT Clark, expands on the authors' prestigious Glasgow Gifford Lectures of 1995-6. Brooke and Cantor herein examine the many different ways in which the relationship between science and religion has been presented throughout history. They contendthat, in fact, neither science nor religion is reducible to some timeless "essence"--and they deftly criticize the various master-narratives that have been put forward in support of such "essentialist" theses. Along the way, they repeatedly demolish the cliches so typical of popular histories of thescience and religion debate, demonstrating the impossibility of reducing these debates to a single narrative, or of narrowing this relationship to a paradigm of conflict.

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This book, first published in the U.K. by TandT Clark, expands on the authors' prestigious Glasgow Gifford Lectures of 1995-6. Brooke and Cantor herein examine the many different ways in which the relationship between science and religion has been presented throughout history. They contendthat, in fact, neither science nor religion is ...

John Brooke is at University of Lancaster. Geoffrey Cantor is at University of Leeds.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513706X

ISBN - 13:9780195137064

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"Excellent treatment, particularly in avoiding simplistic essentializing characterizations of both religion and science."--Richard Payne, Graduate Theological Union