The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue?

Harold W. Attridge (Editor) Ronald L. Numbers (Contribution by)
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Yale University Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2009
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Harold W. Attridge is the Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament at the Yale Divinity School. Keith Thomson is professor emeritus of natural history, University of Oxford, and senior research fellow, American Philosophical Society. Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale and William Coleman Professor of History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kenneth R. Miller is Professor of Biology, Brown University. Lawrence M. Krauss is Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department, and Inaugural Director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University. Alvin Plantinga is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. Robert Wuthnow is Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University.


"An accessible volume that provides a window into various points of view within specific disciplines on the relationship of religion and science, this book is an intriguing and easy read, likely to prove useful as a starting point for discussion within university and seminary classrooms."--J./i>--J. Jeanine Thweatt-Bates "Restoration Quarterly "
"These essays stimulate thinking about matters of origin and are worth our time to read and ponder."--Mark Mattes, "Currents in Theology and Mission"--Mark Mattes "Currents in Theology and Mission "
"[The] book is a useful primer on this debate, giving historical and philosophical perspective as well as scientific evidence. It provides yet another small step toward a future when science education focuses on science, and miracles are not invoked as explanations."--David A Rintoul, "Reports of the National Center for Science Education"--David A Rintoul"Reports of the National Center for Science Education" (01/01/2010)
"This is an unusually well-integrated roundtable on a very timely subject."--Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, author of "God's Universe"

--Owen Gingerich
"The intellectual bankruptcy of the 'intelligent design' movement is well skewered, but the philosopher Alvin Plantinga gives Dawkins a clobbering, too. Many books are said to be thought-provoking; this truly is."--Andrew Billen, "New Statesman "(Best Books of 2009)--Andrew Billen"New Statesman" (11/30/2009)
"All of the contributors adopt a moderate stance--in opposition to extremists from Dawkins to creationists--and the first three lectures (with notes) provide a solid introduction to the topic. . . . Highly recommended."--C. D./i>--C. D. Kay"Choice" (01/01/2010)
"This is an excellent guide... All the essays add a new perspective in their own way, and give complementary but different insights into a complex state of affairs."--Nicola Hoggard Creegan, "Stimulus"--Nicola Hoggard Creegan "Stimulus "