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Reconstructing Nature The Engagement of Science and Religion

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ISBN-10: 019513706X

ISBN-13: 9780195137064

Edition: 2000

Authors: John Brooke, Geoffrey Cantor

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This book, first published in the U.K. by T&T Clark, expands on the authors' prestigious Glasgow Gifford Lectures of 1995-6. Brooke and Cantor herein examine the many different ways in which the relationship between science and religion has been presented throughout history. They contend that, in fact, neither science nor religion is reducible to some timeless "essence"--and they deftly criticize the various master-narratives that have been put forward in support of such "essentialist" theses. Along the way, they repeatedly demolish the cliches so typical of popular histories of the science and religion debate, demonstrating the impossibility of reducing these debates to a single narrative,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Science and Religion
Is There Value in the Historical Approach?
Whose Science? Whose Religion?
Reconstructing History
Against the Self-Images of the New Age
The Contemporary Relevance of the Galileo Affair
Having Designs on Nature
Natural Theology and the History of Science
The Language of Natural Theology
From Aesthetics to Theology
Structuring Experience
Biographical Narratives
'A Taste for Philosophical Pursuits' - Quakers in the Royal Society of London
Improving on Nature?
Index of Names
Index of Subjects