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Forty Years of Science and Religion

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Editor(s): Neil Spurway, Louise Hickman
Contributors: Gillian Straine, Andrew Davison, Fraser Watts, Neil Spurway, Fabien Revol, Sarah Lane Ritchie, Mike Poole,
Subject: Religion

Book Description

This book celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the UK’s Science and Religion Forum by bringing together leading scientific and theological thinkers to reflect on the last four decades of the science-theology conversation and to chart new directions for its future.

Through an engagement with some of the most recent developments in the sciences as diverse as quantum holism, theories of emergence, technology studies, and the sociology of religion, the book explores a broad range of pressing theological questions, such as: What is religion? What does it mean to be human? How can theology best respond to the ecological crisis?

In addressing these questions, and many more, the contributors to this volume forge innovative models for the interrelation of science and religion, making this book a timely and valuable resource for all those interested in the future of the science-theology conversation.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9461-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9461-3
Date of Publication: 01/08/2016
Pages / Size: 230 / A5
Price: £34.99


Neil Spurway is Emeritus Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Glasgow, UK. Alongside considerable scientific writing, he initiated the present series of books and edited three of its previous volumes – most recently Laws of Nature, Laws of God? (2015).

Louise Hickman is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics at Newman University, Birmingham, UK. She edits Reviews in Science and Religion, and has published in the areas of science and religion and the history of philosophy. Her publications include Eighteenth Century Dissent and Cambridge Platonism.