Creative Tension: Essays on Science and Religion   -     By: Michael Heller
Buy Item InStock25.83$25.83 Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Creative Tension: Essays on Science and Religion

Templeton Foundation Press / 2003 / Paperback

$25.83 (CBD Price)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW031340

* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.
  • Others Also Purchased (15)
Others Also Purchased (15)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $37.00
    Add To Cart
    $37.00
  2. In Stock
    $16.16
    Add To Cart
    $16.16
  3. In Stock
    $29.69
    Add To Cart
    $29.69
  4. In Stock
    $15.29
    Retail: $16.99
    Add To Cart
    $15.29

Product Description

Creative Tension introduces a new voice to the growing global dialogue on science and religion. Heller, a renowned professor of philosophy in Poland, who is also a Roman Catholic priest, addresses the question of whether one can be both religious and a scientist at the same time. Through a series of sequential essays, he explores stages through which one can synthesize the different and demanding activities of science and religion into one coherent way of life. The book begins with methodological evaluation of the theological interpretation of scientific theories, culminating in a proposal for a "theology of science." Next, the interplay of science and religion are considered from a historical perspective, and the evolution of ideas connected with man;s place in the universe and the evolution of matter are discussed. These pave the way to the "real encounter" when theology explores creation, and science tries to decipher the structure of the universe with the help of mathematical and empirical methods. Heller's analytic and systematic studies incorporate questions designed to open the intuition. "Does not what today transcends the limits of science suggest something that transcends the limits of all scientific methods", he queries? "Does not the fact that the world can, after all, be put into abstract formulae and equations suggest to us that the abstract thought is more significant than concrete matter?" In the end, Heller looks for vestiges of transcedence in some key issues of contemporary science and discusses the theological implications of his conclusions.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Templeton Foundation Press
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1932031340
ISBN-13: 9781932031348
Availability: In Stock

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds
    Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds
    Justin Barrett
    Templeton Foundation Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $22.45
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW473819
  2. God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe - Slightly Imperfect
    God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe - Slightly Imperfect
    J. Warner Wallace
    David C. Cook / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $17.99 Save 61% ($11.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW707840DA
  3. God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?New Updated Edition
    God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?New Updated Edition
    John Lennox
    Lion Hudson / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $14.36 Retail: $15.95 Save 10% ($1.59)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW953717
  4. God and Cosmology: William Lane Craig and Sean Carroll in Dialogue
    God and Cosmology: William Lane Craig and Sean Carroll in Dialogue
    Robert B. Stewart, ed.
    Fortress Press / 2016 / Hardcover
    $49.99 Retail: $79.00 Save 37% ($29.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW6410777

Related Products

  1. Darwin and Catholicism: The Past and Present Dynamics of a Cultural Encounter
    Darwin and Catholicism: The Past and Present Dynamics of a Cultural Encounter
    Louis Caruana(ED.)
    T&T Clark International / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $47.44
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW256724
  2. Addresses by Henry Drummond Collection 1
    Addresses by Henry Drummond Collection 1
    Henry Drummond
    Bottom of the Hill Publishing / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $9.89 Retail: $10.99 Save 10% ($1.10)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW033105
  3. Toward a Theology of Nature: Essays on Science & Faith
    Toward a Theology of Nature: Essays on Science & Faith
    Wolfhart Pannenberg
    Westminster John Knox Press / 1993 / Trade Paperback
    $27.00 Retail: $30.00 Save 10% ($3.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW4253849
  4. Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs
    Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs
    James A. Herrick
    InterVarsity Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $3.99 Retail: $23.00 Save 83% ($19.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW825880

Publisher's Description

The voice of a renowned professor of philosophy in Poland, who is also a Roman Catholic priest, is introduced to the United States in this collection of his provocative essays on the interplay of science and religion. Michael Heller progressively outlines systematic steps that might lead to a peaceful coexistence of these traditionally separate fields of study. Some essays have their roots in the author's work in physics and cosmology, while others present his theories on the language of God, creation, and transcendence, inspired by his work in the applications of so-called noncommutative geometry, an emerging field of study.The book is organized into four sections, each preceded by a brief introduction explaining the order of the essays and their internal logic.Part one deals with methodology, evaluates the theological interpretation of scientific theories, and proposes a program for a "theology of science."Part two looks at the interaction of science and religion from a historical perspective. Topics include the evolution of ideas connected with the place of man in the Universe and the evolution of matter, among others.Part three concentrates on the "creation and science" quandary, including the big bang theory and the role of probability and chance in science, well as their impact on theological questions.Part four looks for vestiges of transcendence in contemporary science."Creative Tension" joins the Templeton library of resources contributing to the growing global dialogue on science and religion.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search