Science And Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities by Lucas F. JohnstonScience And Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities by Lucas F. Johnston

Science And Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities

EditorLucas F. Johnston, Whitney Bauman

Hardcover | February 18, 2014

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This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary discourse around religion and science, detailing the emergence of modern science from earlier movements related to magic and other esoteric arts, the impact of the Reformation on science, and the dependence of Western science on the so-called Golden Age of Islam. In addition, contributors examine the impacts of Western science and colonialism on the ongoing theft of the biological resources of traditional and indigenous communities in the name of science and medicine. The volume¿s multi-perspectival approach aims to refocus the terms of the conversation around science and religion, taking into consideration multiple rationalities outside of the dominant discourse.

Lucas Johnstonis Assistant Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Wake Forest University.¿ He is the author ofReligion and Sustainability: Social Movements and the Politics of the Environment(2012), and editor ofHigher Education for Sustainability: Cases, Challenges and Opportunities(2012).Whitney Baumanis Undergraduate Pro...
Title:Science And Religion: One Planet, Many PossibilitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415738423

ISBN - 13:9780415738422


Table of Contents

Introduction Lucas F. Johnston Section 1: Science and Religion: Historical Overview and Varied Influences1. The Scientific Search for Sources of ReligionJames W. Haag2. A Brief History of Western Rationality Dan Alvarez3. The Myth of the Secular and the Shift toward Secularisms Whitney A. BaumanSection 2: Cosmology, Creation, and Boundary Questions4. Contemporary CosmologyRichard Randolph5. From Natural Theology to the New Atheism: Constructing the Link Between Modern Science and UnbeliefBernard Lightman6. Intelligent Design in Public Schools Glen Branch7. The Strange Story about Evolution in America Chris Doran 8. Religious Issues, Great Apes and Human NatureNancy HowellSection 3: East Meets West: Holism and Health9.Asian Systems of KnowledgeChristopher Key Chapple 10. Chinese Medicine: Health and Balance for the Whole PersonJan Wang11. Ayurveda and Early Indian MedicineJay Kumar12. The Future of Soil, Carbon, and Food: Emergent Properties of Sustainable Foodsystems in the Anthropocene Epoch Pramod PrajuliSection 4: Understanding Relationality13. Science and Religion: A Cognitive Scientific PerspectiveIlkka Pyysi¿en14. Scientific Explanations for the Emergence of Love and AltruismJeremy Sherman15. Religious Power and Knowledge: Questions Raised on the Presuppositions of 'Perspectivism' Among Indigenous PeoplesRobin M. Wright16. Relational Health: Animists, Shamans and the Practice of Well-beingGraham HarveySection 5: Ethics and Technology: Thinking Through their Applications17.Magic, Astrology, AlchemyMichael York18. Ritual and Technology Sarah E. Fredericks19. Ethical Issues at the Beginning and End of LifeB. Andrew Lustig20. Aging Populations and Hazards to Informed Consent Christine E. GudorfAfterwordLucas F. Johnston