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Science and Religion in Search of Cosmic Purpose (Paperback)
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Science and Religion in Search of Cosmic Purpose (Paperback)

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Paperback 156 Pages / Published: 22/08/2001
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Many scientists today think of the universe as essentially purposeless. Likewise, modern and postmodern philosophers have often been suspicious of any religious claims that the natural world embodies and eternal meaning or teleology. Not all scientific thinkers subscribe to this cosmic pessimism, however, and some would even argue that contemporary knowledge is consistent with a religious sense of cosmic purpose. This stimulating book offers candid reflections on the question of cosmic purpose written both by prominent scientists and by scholars representing the world's religious traditions. Examining the issue from a wide variety of perspectives, this is the only current book to deal with cosmic purpose from an interreligious and interdisciplinary perspective. Here scientists such as physicist Andrei Linde and biologist Francisco Ayala come face to face with Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Hindu philosopher Anindita Niyogi Balslev, and others. They examine such perplexing issues as the possible existence of multiple universes and the implications of seemingly purposive features in life. The contributions address the question of whether a religiously-based notion of a purposeful cosmos is consistent with the latest scientific understanding of nature, and whether theology can affirm the presence of divine action without contradicting science. These essays will challenge readers to ponder their own place in the cosmos as they seek to interpret the visions of the world's great spiritual traditions in the light of natural science.

Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878408658
Number of pages: 156
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


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A welcome contribution to science and religion in discourse. [The author] ... masterfully present[s] the question-raising and problem-solving power of the human mind in a multidisciplinary context. -- Tibor Horvath, SJ, general editor of Ultimate Reality and Meaning: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding These eight essays are informative, interesting, and clear. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith All the essays are stimulating ... they invite the reader to continue thinking about the meaning or meaninglessness of the universe. Choice This collection of essays offers a welath of insights, more than enough to provide the foundation for a splendid course, a fascinating public debate or an extended series of popular lectures. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

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