A who's who of contributors makes this an impressive reference on a full range of questions from Hinduism and science to cosmology and religion. Eight of the most controversial topics (e.g., evolution vs. creation, naturalism vs. the supernatural) are given pro/con debates. Synthesizes an enormous amount of material. 1023 pages, softcover.
The field of "religion and science" is exploding in popularity among academics as well as the general reading public. Spawning an increasing number of conferences and courses, this field has shown an unprecedented rate of growth in recent years. Here for the first time is a single-volume introduction to the debate, written by the leading experts. Making no pretense to encyclopedic neutrality, each chapter defends a major intellectual position: at the heart of the book is a series of "pro" and "con" papers, covering each of the current "hot topics" (such as evolution versus creation, naturalism versus the supernatural). In addition to treatments of questions of methodology and implications for life and practice, the Handbook includes sections devoted to the major scientific disciplines, the major world religions, and the main sub-disciplines in this exciting and ever-expanding field of study.