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Title God for the 21st century / edited by Russell Stannard
Published Radnor, PA : Templeton Foundation Press, 2000
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Part One: Origins -- A Creation Story for Our Times -- The Alpha and the Omega of Space and Time -- What Happened before the Big Bang? -- Part Two: The Universe as a Home for Life -- Big and Old and Dark and Cold -- Ingredients for Life -- An Icon for the Millennium -- Why Does the Universe Work? -- A Revealed but Hidden God -- Meaning Makes a Comeback -- Part Three: Evolutionary Biology -- Did Darwin Kill God? -- The Disguised Friend: Darwinism and Divinity -- Evolution: The Key to Knowledge of God? -- The Evolutionary Past and Future of God -- Part Four: Life in the Universe -- Are We Alone? -- A Cosmic Perspective on Human Existence -- What Are Extraterrestrials Really Like? -- Bethlehem: Center of the Universe? -- Jesus in Islam -- Part Five: Genes and Genetic Engineering -- Gene Wars -- After the Human Genome Project -- All in the Genes -- Our Genetic Future -- Genetic Engineering: Foe or Friend? -- Cloning: Promise of Immortality209;or Threat? -- Part Six: Faith, Medicine, and Well-being -- Wealth and Well-being -- Is Religion Good for Your Health? -- The Healing Power of Faith -- Medical Aspects of Belief -- Part Seven: The Mind -- Freud Works with God? Unlikely Allies -- Brain Science and Religious Experience -- The Science of Art -- Part Eight: Personhood and the Soul -- Whatever Became of the Soul? -- More Than a Body? -- Robot: Child of God -- Computers and Morality -- Part Nine: Quantum Physics and Relativity -- God or Chance? -- Paradoxes in Science and Theology -- Einstein's View of God -- Where Is God? Thinking in More Than Three Dimensions -- Part Ten: Limitations to Science -- Are There Limitations to Science? -- Can God Really Act in Our World and in Our Lives? -- Science and Religion: Converging Paths to Truth -- Part Eleven: Science/Religion Dialogue -- What I Want My Teenager to Know about the God/Science Debate -- God or Science: Do I Have to Choose? -- Science and Religion: Heading for Partnership? -- The Need for Wonder -- Science and Religion: What Is It All For? -- Theistic Science
Summary Just as modern science has revolutionized our understanding of the natural world, so can it expand our understanding of the Divine. In topics as varied as astronomy and cosmology, evolution, genetic engineering, extraterrestrial life, psychology and religious experience, spirituality and medicine, and artificial intelligence, fifty key thinkers discuss the interrelationship between science and religion
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Subject Religion and science.
Form Electronic book
Author Stannard, Russell.
ISBN 0585382026 (electronic bk.)
1599470055 (electronic bk.)
1890151696 (electronic bk.)
9780585382029 (electronic bk.)
9781599470054 (electronic bk.)
9781890151690 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles God for the twenty first century