Science and Religion

Science and Religion : One World - Changing Perspectives on Reality

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The world is increasingly becoming . one. It is, at the same time, one endangered ecosystem and one thriving market place with material and spiritual goods on competitive display. And the good and evil things of life cannot easily be sorted out. The world is becoming one also in the sense that it is better understood today than it was in earlier times, that the material good and the spiritual good, though seemingly belonging to different realms of fact defined by their respective modes of existence, together constitute effectively one and the same reality: the modem world of science, technology, computerized administration and power, that calls upon humankind to struggle for a 'just, participatory and sustainable society' * , and to strive for a society of the future that will be the world over both long-lived and worth living. The Second European Conference on Science and Religion, held on 10-13th. March, 1988, on the campus of the Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, was meant to be a modest market place, a forum, where standpoints and opinions could be presented and criticized. It was meant to offer an opportunity to meet and to make acquaintances in the expectation that the exchange of thoughts would lead to new conceptual horizons that would challenge what so far had been considered as hard fact or what until now had been looked upon as a distinctive feature of a well-established view either of the kingdom of the sciences or of the realm of religion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 162.6 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • VIII, 240 p.
  • 0792307313
  • 9780792307310

Table of contents

An encounter between science and religion; preliminary observations.- I Lectures in full sessions.- Epitome of Part I.- to the conference theme.- Science and religion.- Fundamental issues in theology and science.- Science and religion - the Jewish position.- Reconciling developments in the natural sciences - the question of scientism.- Physics, life and mind.- Reconciling concepts between natural science and theology.- A revived natural theology.- Reconciling developments in theology - the question of dogmatism.- Theology and cosmology beyond the Big Bang theory.- God's world and man becoming: how can science possibly help us transcend dogmatism?.- The divorce of science and religion - a process in retrospect.- Historical interaction between science and religion.- Is there a role for theology in an age of secular science?.- Science and religion studies today and tomorrow.- Science and religion coming across.- Creation and Big Bang: the word as space of creation.- II Contributions in sectional meetings.- Science and religion: a Ghanaian perspective.- The mystical ideal and the humanistic ideal within the world of ideals in the sciences.- Scientifico truth and religious truth.- Two approaches and one reality: on religion and the perception of the Cosmos.- Man and the high-technology society.- On David Bohm's theory of wholeness and implicate order: provisional notes, some of which with special regard to the possible applications to the philosophy of religion.- A. Koyre and the metaphysics of modern science.- The unus mundus (One World) as meeting ground of science and religion.- The play that is going on in the cosmic scenery.- A report from the Reformed College of Debrecen.- Interdisciplinary lectures at 6 o'clock.- Beyond the alternative: divorce or methodological chaos.- Neither divorce nor reconciliation: is there a gospel for the sciences?.- The experience of limits: new physics and new theology.- Evolution and progressive revelation: the Baha' i approach to a converging reality.- Beyond dogmatism: rationality in theology and science.- Spirituality and science: summary of purpose and proceedings.- The unchanged relationship of theology and science.- The concept of evolution: its reception in philosophy and theology.- Secularization of nature during the early Enlightenment: conceptions of water circulation as an impulse for secularization.- The scientific mind and personal faith.- The views of a Hungarian catholic scholar on evolution at the end of the nineteenth century.- Traditional religion and Christianity.- A generalized principle of complementarity - seen as a sign.- Evolution and future of human possibilities of gaining knowledge.- The relation between science and theology: the case for complementarity revisited.- Base the science-religion dialogue on facts, not on doctrines!.- The reconciliation of social science and theology: is it still not possible?.- A new perspective on reality.- Humanitas ecologica.- On a relativistic structure in theology.- The Academy of Research of the Evangelical Church of the Union, German Democratic Republic, a research report.- The split between science and religion and the doctrine of God's immanence in nature.- III List of names and addresses.
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