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Anglo‐American Post‐modernity and the End of Theology— Science Dialogue?  

Nancey Murphy

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article describes emerging patterns in Anglo-American philosophy that represent radical breaks from the thought patterns of Enlightened modernity, and spells out consequences of these ... More

Anthropology and Religion  

Michael Lambek

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Once people accept the historical emergence and spread of science as a unique discursive formation, it becomes nonsense to talk about the relationship between religion and science, or ... More

Atheism and Cognitive Science  

Jonathan Lanman

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
The findings of the cognitive sciences enrich our understanding of atheism by providing a more nuanced and empirically grounded concept of ‘belief’ and by problematizing psychological ... More

Atheism and Darwinism  

David P. Barash

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Although evolution by natural selection does not necessarily disprove the existence of God (thus, it does not ‘prove’ the validity of atheism), it negates two of the more potent ... More

Atheism and Science  

Peter Atkins

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Science is the only path to understanding. It would be contaminated rather than enriched by any alliance with religion. Such should be the attitude of a scientifically alert atheist. This ... More

Atheism and the Physical Sciences  

Victor J. Stenger

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
While belief in gods was almost universal in the ancient world, Thales of Miletus introduced the notion that observed phenomena could be explained in natural terms without invoking ... More

Atheism and the Rise of Science  

Taner Edis

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
Atheists, conservative theists, and religious liberals often read the history of science in ways that support their own position. Atheists expect continual mutual support between science ... More

Atheism, Health, and Well-Being  

Karen Hwang

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
The last few years have seen a great deal of research on the association between religion, spirituality, and medical outcomes. This research has not been without controversy however, in ... More

Biotechnology and the Religion—Science Discussion  

Ronald Cole‐Turner

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
While giving attention to the embryo question and indeed to the meaning of ‘playing God’, this article surveys more generally some religiously significant aspects of recent genetics and ... More

Buddhism and Science  

B. Alan Wallace

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
While Buddhism is often referred to as a ‘non-theistic religion’, it has the potential to play a unique mediating role between theistic religions, with their emphasis on faith and divine ... More

Christianity and Science  

John Polkinghorne

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Christian theology has always resisted a Manichaean opposition between God and the world, believing that the universe is God's creation. All forms of rational inquiry into aspects of ... More

Cognitive Science  

Armin W. Geertz

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Nov 2016
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Jun 2017
The cognitive revolution reinstated the mind as a central unit of empirical and theoretical analysis and inspired the cognitive science of religion (CSR), which attempted to explain ... More

Concluding Reflections: Dover Beach Revisited  

Mary Midgley

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Using a passage from Matthew Arnold's poetry which writes sadly of the receding Sea of Faith, this article holds that the loss of Christian metaphysics drained away all the normal meaning ... More

Contributions from Biology  

Neil Messer

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This chapter surveys biological research on selected topics in human sexuality and reproduction. It begins with a brief introduction to the approaches of evolutionary biology and ... More

Contributions from Philosophical Theology and Metaphysics  

Joseph A. Bracken, SJ

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
While Pierre Teilhard de Chardin may have been overly optimistic in his estimate of how soon the synthesis of religion and science might take place, his deep faith in the achievability of ... More

Contributions from Practical Theology and Ethics  

Ted Peters

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article identifies some areas of the new dialogue between science and theology that could definitely enhance the effectiveness of preaching and teaching, which includes counselling ... More

Contributions from Spirituality: Simplicity— Complexity— Simplicity  

Pauline M. Rudd

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article aims to demonstrate to non-specialists that science itself can provide a profound basis for meditation, using a series of short vignettes that address questions relevant to ... More

Contributions from Systematic Theology  

Wolfhart Pannenberg

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses important issues for a Christian doctrine of creation that is concerned with its relationship to natural science. The issues deal with the core presuppositions that ... More

Contributions from the History of Science and Religion  

John Hedley Brooke

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
It is sometimes assumed that a simple story can be told about the historical relationship between science and religion. On one overview, ‘science’ and ‘religion’ existed in harmony for ... More

Contributions from the Philosophy of Science  

Robin Collins

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
This article provides an alternative to reductionism, and briefly indicates its potential for providing a powerful ontological, epistemological, and methodological framework for the ... More

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