The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity  -     Edited By: J.B. Stump, Alan G. Padgett
    By: J.B. Stump(Ed.) & Alan G. Padgett(Ed.)
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 672
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1444335715
ISBN-13: 9781444335712
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Publisher's Description

A cutting-edge survey of contemporary thought at the intersection of science and Christianity.
  • Provides a cutting-edge survey of the central ideas at play at the intersection of science and Christianity through 54 original articles by world-leading scholars and rising stars in the discipline
  • Focuses on Christianity's interaction with Science to offer a fine-grained analysis of issues such as multiverse theories in cosmology, convergence in evolution, Intelligent Design, natural theology, human consciousness, artificial intelligence, free will, miracles, and the Trinity, amongst many others
  • Addresses major historical developments in the relationship between science and Christianity, including Christian patristics, the scientific revolution, the reception of Darwin, and twentieth century fundamentalism
  • Divided into 9 Parts: Historical Episodes; Methodology; Natural Theology; Cosmology & Physics; Evolution; The Human Sciences; Christian Bioethics; Metaphysical Implications; The Mind; Theology; and Significant Figures of the 20th Century
  • Includes diverse perspectives and broadens the conversation from the Anglocentric tradition

Author Bio

J. B. Stump is Professor of Philosophy and directs the philosophy program at Bethel College (Indiana, USA). He is the philosophy editor of Christian Scholars Review, and has published articles there as well as in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science and Philosophia Christi. He has co-authored (with Chad Meister) Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction (2010).

Alan G. Padgett is Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Long involved in the dialog between theology and science, he is a member of the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) and has lectured in Europe, Canada, the US and China on religion and theology. He has authored or edited ten other books, including Science and the Study of God (2003).

Editorial Reviews

"As I said at the outset, this Blackwell Companion has proved itself to be an indispensable companion to me as I try to set out the current shape of the field for the third generation, but I cannot help but wonder how different such a volume will look in their time."  (Modern Believing, 1 January 2014)

"The result is a fascinating, rich collection of fifty-four essays grouped into eleven major sections . . . To sum up, this volume nicely complements other recent works in the ongoing interaction between science and religion. Students and teachers in the field will find this volume an accessible, reliable, and up-to-date resource for the contemporary discourse between science and Christianity."  (Themelios, 1 April 2013)

"For those who have such a background, this book will be a valuable asset for orienting themselves in the broader conversation."  (Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 1 March 2013)

"Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty."  (Choice, 1 December 2012)

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