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Science and Christianity : An Introduction to the Issues (Hardcover) (J. B. Stump)

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Science and Christianity is an introduction to topics at the intersection of science and Christian theology. In discussing the complex relationship between the two fields, Stump provides a distinctive approach by using historical episodes, with tangible examples, to illustrate the claim that there is no one way science and Christianity have been related to each other. Instead, he explores how there have been instances of conflict, times of independence, and points when there is evidence of science and Christian theology influencing each other.

Opening with historically oriented chapters that illustrate how science and Christianity have intersected through time, Stump goes on to discuss methodological principles for both science and theology. Following this foundational coverage, further chapters examine the current interplay of contemporary science and key theological concepts, including cosmology, evolution, natural theology, divine action, the soul, the problem of natural evil, and eschatology. Throughout the text, arguments are presented fairly and objectively, with strengths and weaknesses of particular interpretations fully discussed.

Student-friendly feature boxes are included throughout the text and highlight biographies of prominent scientists and theologians, define key terms and concepts, pose critical questions, and introduce the primary literature through extended quotations. A timeline of figures who have been discussed and a glossary provide the reader with further support. This book is essential reading for any student of science and Christianity, philosophy of science, or philosophy of religion.
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: J. B. Stump
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2016
TCIN: 51531932
UPC: 9781118625279
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-7185
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