Science and Religion Around the World
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Because the claim of universalism is associated with Western science, it is often taken for granted that, when exported, scientific knowledge simply diffuses unchanged into other regions. But what really happens when the science of one culture encounters that of another or becomes enmeshed in a different set of values? All too often scholars of science and religion have focused their attention almost exclusively on the Christian experience, mentioning Jews and Muslims only in passing. At a time when religious ignorance and misunderstanding have lethal consequences, such provincialism must be avoided. The wide range of possibilities in the study of science and religion makes it particularly desirable to look at both fields not parochially but around the world, and the goal of this book is to expand the knowledge of science and religion beyond its largely Christian base to include not only the other Abrahamic faiths but the indigenous traditions of Africa and Asia.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 499.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195328205
  • 9780195328202
  • 1,016,102

About John Hedley Brooke

John Hedley Brooke: Emeritus Fellow of Harris Manchester College Oxford; Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham; President of the International Society for Science and Religion Ronald L.Numbers: Hilldale and William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madisonshow more

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The range of topics and sophistication is extraordinary for a book of this size. The overall approach to the field draws on excellent work by recent scholars of the Western tradition. ...Science and Religion around the World clearly merits a place of the shelf. * Stephen P. Weldon, Isis * This book is to be welcomed as it widens the scope of science and religion studies from their usual focus on the situation between the sciences and Christianity in Europe and North America. * Peter Colyer, Reviews in Science and Religion * thorough, balanced, and masterfully scholarly. * Anne C. Rose, Journal of the American Academy of Religion * Science and Religion around the World takes scholarship in this field a long way towards a broad international perspective that we've needed to see for some time now. * Stephen P. Weldon, ISIS *show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; NOAH EFRON; GEOFFREY CANTOR; PETER HARRISON AND DAVID C. LINDBERG; JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE; AHMAD S. DALLAL; EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU; MARK CSIKSZENTMIHALTI; B. V. SUBBARAYAPPA; DONALD S. LOPEZ, JR; STEVEN FEIERMAN AND JOHN M. JANZEN; BERNARD LIGHTMAN; DAVID N. LIVINGSTONE; A GUIDE TO FURTHER READINGshow more

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