Science and Asian Spiritual Traditions - Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion (Hardback)Geoffrey Redmond
Hardback Published: 30/12/2007
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This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Science and Religion series examines how Asian spiritual traditions - primarily the religions of India and China - interacted and influenced the understanding of the natural world over the last two millennia. Unlike the religious and scientific traditions of the Christian West, which developed in tandem, or even the Islamic world, which helped the rise of Western science, the Asian religious traditions did not encounter Western science until relatively recently. This has led to a unique relationship between these two cultural phenomena. The volume will also address the impact of Western science had on these traditions, as well as the impact on western science of the recent study of Asian religions by New Age groups and philosophers.