Science and the Spiritual Quest
New Essays by Leading Scientists
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Science and the Spiritual Quest by Philip Clayton
Book DescriptionAddressing fundamental questions about life, death and the universe, Science and the Spiritual Questexamines the ways in which scientists negotiate the complex frontiers between their scientific and religious beliefs. Distinguished cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computer scientists of different faiths explore the connections between the domain of science and the realms of ethics, spirituality and the divine. Through essays and frank interviews, they offer honest, stimulating, and often intensely personal thoughts about life's most impenetrable mysteries. This unique volume presents radical new approaches to the religion/science debate and highlights the continued importance of the 'spiritual quest' in a world transformed by the developments of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415257671
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip Clayton
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Loriliai Biernacki and Philip Clayton offer a collection of groundbreaking new essays on panentheism. Not to be confused with pantheism-the ancient Greek notion that God is everywhere-panentheism suggests that God exists both in the world and beyond the confines of mere matter.
Predicament of Belief, Paperback (May 2013)
Can it make sense for someone who appreciates the explanatory power of modern science to continue believing in a traditional religious account of the ultimate nature and purpose of our universe?
Re-emergence of Emergence, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Philip Clayton
This volume introduces readers to emergence theory, outlines the major arguments in its defence, and summarizes the most powerful objections against it. It provides the clearest explication yet of this exciting new theory of science, which challenges the reductionist approach by proposing the continuous emergence of novel phenomena.
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Author Biography - Philip Clayton
W. Mark Richardson teachers at General Theological Seminary in New York. Robert John Russell is the founder and director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, and Professor of Theology and Science at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkley. Phillip Clayton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at California State University (Sonoma). Kirk Wegter-McNelly is a doctoral student at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkley.
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