Is Nature Enough?
Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science
By (author) John F. Haught
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Is Nature Enough? by John F. Haught
Book DescriptionIs nature all there is? John Haught examines this question and in doing so addresses a fundamental issue in the dialogue of science with religion. The belief that nature is all there is and that no overall purpose exists in the universe is known broadly as 'naturalism'. Naturalism, in this context, denies the existence of any realities distinct from the natural world and human culture. Since the rise of science in the modern world has had so much influence on naturalism's intellectual acceptance, the author focuses on 'scientific' naturalism and the way in which its defenders are now attempting to put a distance between contemporary thought and humanity's religious traditions. Haught seeks to provide a reasonable, scientifically informed alternative to naturalism. His approach will provide the basis for lively discussion among students, scholars, scientists, theologians and intellectually curious people in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521847148
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John F. Haught
Making Sense of Evolution, Paperback (February 2010)
Haught offers a provocative take on how reconciliation between evolution and Christian theology might begin, and questions whether the two concepts must be mutually exclusive.
Nested Ecology, Paperback (May 2009)
" In doing so, Wimberley defines a new environmental philosophy and a new ecological ethic.
God and the New Atheism, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by John F. Haught
A world expert on science and theology gives clear, concise, and compelling answers to the charges against religion laid out in recent bestselling books by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.
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Author Biography - John F. Haught
John F. Haught is Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. His area of specialization is systematic theology with particular interest in issues pertaining to science, evolution and religion.
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