Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Science vs. Religion by Steve Fuller

For centuries, science and religion have been portrayed as diametrically opposed. In this provocative new book, Steve Fuller examines the apparent clash between science and religion by focusing on the heated debates about evolution and intelligent design theory. In so doing, he claims that science vs. religion is in fact a false dichotomy. For Fuller, supposedly intellectual disputes, such as those between creationist and evolutionist accounts of life, often disguise other institutionally driven conflicts, such as the struggle between State and Church to be the source of legitimate authority in society. Nowadays many conservative anti-science groups support intelligent design theory, but Fuller argues that the theory's theological roots are much more radical, based on the idea that humans were created to fathom the divine plan, perhaps even complete it. He goes on to examine the unique political circumstances in the United States that make the emergence of intelligent design theory so controversial, yet so persistent. Finally, he considers the long-term prognosis, arguing that the future remains very much undecided as society reopens the question of what it means to be human. This book will appeal to all readers intrigued by the debates about creationism, intelligent design and evolution, especially those looking for an intellectually exciting confrontation with the politics and promise of intelligent design theory.

Buy Science vs. Religion by Steve Fuller from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780745641225
ISBN-10: 0745641229
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Science vs. Religion by Steve Fuller

Book Reviews - Science vs. Religion by Steve Fuller

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Science vs. Religion book by Steve Fuller and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Steve Fuller

Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

Books By Steve Fuller

Academic Caesar by Steve Fuller
Hardback, September 2016
$88.20
Knowledge by Steve Fuller
Paperback, October 2014
$71.99
Customization of Science by Steve Fuller
Hardback, July 2014
$166.80
Proactionary Imperative by Steve Fuller
Paperback, July 2014
$44.96