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On Faith and Science - by Edward J. Larson & Michael Ruse (Hardcover)

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A captivating historical survey of the key debates, questions, and controversies at the intersection of science and religion

Throughout history, scientific discovery has clashed with religious dogma, creating conflict, controversy, and sometimes violent dispute. In this enlightening and accessible volume, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Larson and Michael Ruse, philosopher of science and Gifford Lecturer, offer their distinctive viewpoints on the sometimes contentious relationship between science and religion. The authors explore how scientists, philosophers, and theologians through time and today approach vitally important topics, including cosmology, geology, evolution, genetics, neurobiology, gender, and the environment. Broaching their subjects from both historical and philosophical perspectives, Larson and Ruse avoid rancor and polemic as they address many of the core issues currently under debate by the adherents of science and the advocates of faith, shedding light on the richly diverse field of ideas at the crossroads where science meets spiritual belief.
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy, Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Edward J. Larson & Michael Ruse
Language: English
Street Date: August 22, 2017
TCIN: 52911644
UPC: 9780300216172
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-0425
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