When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners? by Ian G. BarbourWhen Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners? by Ian G. Barbour

When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

byIan G. Barbour

Paperback | May 16, 2000

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The Definitive Introduction To

The Relationship Between

Religion And Science

∗ In The Beginning: Why Did the Big Bang Occur?

∗ Quantum Physics: A Challenge to Our Assumptions About Reality?

∗ Darwin And Genesis: Is Evolution God′s Way of Creating?

∗ Human Nature: Are We Determined by Our Genes?

∗ God And Nature: Can God Act in a Law-Bound World?

Over the centuries and into the new millennium, scientists, theologians, and the general public have shared many questions about the implications of scientific discoveries for religious faith. Nuclear physicist and theologian Ian Barbour, winner of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science, presents a clear, contemporary introduction to the essential issues, ideas, and solutions in the relationship between religion and science. In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life.

Ian G. Barbour has retired from Carleton College where he was professor of physics, professor of religion, and Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. The "preeminent synthetic in the field"(Cross Currents,)he is the author of several influential books, includingEthics in an Age of TechnologyandMyths Models, and Paradigms,w...
Title:When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:May 16, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006060381x

ISBN - 13:9780060603816


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent summary I was especially impressed by the very structured approach Barbour takes. This is an excellent primer to the whole topic of the philosophy of science and religion. He takes a grid of four levels of interaction between the two, from conflict to integration and then applies them to a number of examples, including evolution, quantum physics, and cosmology. I would only warn a reader who wants an opinionated book that Barbour plays his cards close to his chest (that is, this is a survey, not a book trying to advance a particular point of view).
Date published: 2002-03-01

From Our Editors

Are science and religion enemies canceling each other out? For centuries, scientists, theologians and the general public have wondered how scientific discoveries impact religious faith. Physicist and theologian, Ian Barbour is uniquely qualified to explore the connection between religion and science, as he represents a marriage of the two. Straightforward, accessible and intriguing, When Science Meets Religion represents the wisdom Barbour has gained during his memorable career. Barbour closely examines creation and the Big Bang, quantum physics and ultimate reality, evolution and continuing creation, genetics and human nature, God and nature. This fascinating, illuminating work combines life’s spiritual and quantitative dimensions.

Editorial Reviews

"At last we have a volume in religion and science by the pioneer of the field, Ian G. Barbour, which uses Barbour's now classic four-fold typology to address fundamental issues of importance to us all. This book will be an invaluable resource to teachers, scholars, ministers, scientists and everyday inquirers who want to become part of the positive and creative interaction now growing rapidly and internationally between religion and science. Read this book and prepare for a wondrous experience!" (Robert John Russell, Director of The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley)