Reordering of Nature  -     By: Celia Deane-Drummond, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Robin Grove-White
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Continuum International / 2003 / Paperback

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This treatise in four parts proposes a reconception of science, theology, and how they can and must interrelate to further the goals of genetic research. In fact, it goes a long way to reconcile faith back into scientific dialogue and debate. Contributors include Michael Banner, John Hedley Brooke, Donald Bruce, Stephen Clark, Mairi Levitt, Michael Northcott, Arthur Peacocke, Michael Reiss, Peter Scott, Christopher Southgate, Jacqui Stewart, and Brian Wynne, as well as the editors.

Part I addresses, in four parts (each with a main article and a response from another contributor), these questions: What contribution does, can and should Christian theology and religious insights make to debates about genetic technologies? And what (if any) major challenge might the new genetics pose to our existing Christian theological resources for thinking about the human place in the world?

Part II deals with specific issues, questions and dilemmas raised by genetic technology. Challenging erroneous notions of knowledge classification, unnatural risk from genetic technologies, and what is or is not permissible concerning the boundaries between species, the authors use Christianity as both a filter and guide to find their conclusions.

Part III give voice to public concerns about genetic technology, focussing on acceptance and understanding of current scientific methods.

Part IV follows part III's lead to solidify the chasm between societal ambivalence of science and governmental inclination to use it to promote social welfare.

The concluding chapter ties each essay into the main theme and posits a marriage of theology with science, or perhaps a theology of science.

Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology and the Biological Sciences at Chester College of Higher Education and the Director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences.

Dr. Bronislaw Szerszynski is Lecturer in Environment and Culture at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, Lancaster University.

Robin Grove-White is Professor of Environment and Society and Chair of the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, Lancaster University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 444
Vendor: Continuum International
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0567088782
ISBN-13: 9780567088789
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In this book experts in the environment, theology and science argue that the challenge posed to society by biotechnology lies not only in terms of risk/benefit analysis of individual genetic technologies and interventions, but also has implications for the way we think about human identity and our relationship to the natural world. Such a profound--they would suggest religious--challenge requires a response that is genuinely interdisciplinary in nature, a conversation that draws as much on expertise in theology and philosophy as on the natural sciences and risk assessment techniques. They argue that an adequate response must also be sociologically informed in at least two ways. First it must draw on contemporary sociological insights about contemporary cultural change, the complex role of expert knowledge in modern complex society and the specific social dynamics of contemporary technological risks. Secondly, it must endeavour to pay sensitive attention to the voice of the lay public in the current controversy over the new genetics. This book attempts to realise such an aim, as a contribution not just to academic scholarship, but also to the public debate about biotechnology and its regulation. Thus the collection includes contributions from scholars in a range of intellectual domains (indeed, many of the chapters themselves draw on more than one discipline in new and challenging ways). The book invites the reader to enter into this conversation in a creative way and come to appreciate more fully the many-sided nature of the debate.

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Celia Deane-Drummond is Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

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