Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists by Phillip ClaytonScience and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists by Phillip Clayton

Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading Scientists

byPhillip Clayton, Mark Richardson, Robert J. Russell

Paperback | March 22, 2002

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Addressing fundamental questions about life, death and the universe,Science and the Spiritual Questexamines the ways in which scientists negotiate the complex frontiers between their scientific and religious beliefs. Distinguished cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computer scientists of different faiths explore the connections between the domain of science and the realms of ethics, spirituality and the divine. Through essays and frank interviews, they offer honest, stimulating, and often intensely personal thoughts about life's most impenetrable mysteries. This unique volume presents radical new approaches to the religion/science debate and highlights the continued importance of the 'spiritual quest' in a world transformed by the developments of science.
W. Mark Richardson teachers at General Theological Seminary in New York.Robert John Russell is the founder and director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, and Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkley.Phillip Clayton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Californi...
Title:Science and the Spiritual Quest: New Essays by Leading ScientistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:March 22, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415257670

ISBN - 13:9780415257671


Table of Contents

PrefaceKirk Wegter-McNellyIntroductionW. Mark Richardson1. Science, Spirituality and Religion: An Exploration of Bridges and GapsJocelyn Bell Burnell2. Must Not the Judge of All the Earth Do Justice? God's Nature and the Existence of Genetic Diseases in ManKenneth S. Kendler3. Theology for NerdsKevin Kelly4. Science and religion: Separate Closets in the Same HouseAllan Sandage5. Does science Offer Evidence of a Purpose and a Transcendent Reality?Cyril Domb6. What Price Reductionism?Martinez J. Hewlett7. Scientific Reduction: Adversary or Ally?Robert b. Griffiths8. Computer Science, the Informational, and Jewish MysticismMitchell P. Marcus 9. The Islamic Worldview and Modern Cosmology Bruno Guideroni10. Darwinism and Atheism: A Marriage Made in Heaven?Michael Ruse1. An Historical Reality that Includes Big Bang, Free Will, and Elementary ParticlesGeoffrey F. Chew12. The Horrors of Humanity and the Computation of the SelfMichael A. Arbib13. The Universe, Life, and ConsciousnessAndrei Linde14. God, ApproximatelyBrian Cantwell Smith15. The Challenges and Possibilities for Western MonotheismArthur Peacocke16. One Quest, One KnowledgeGeorge Sudarshan Some Concluding Reflections Philip Clayton

Editorial Reviews

'This is a remarkable series of 16 interviews and essays.' - The Scientific and Medical Network

'This is an interesting book that has many illuminating things to say about science.' - Theology