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Religion Theme of the Month, October 2011

As the battle between Religion and Science rages on, students and lecturers are more in need of relevant academic resources than ever. We’ve decided to make Religion and Science our theme of the month to highlight the publications we have available for you. Find out more here...

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  1. The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

    Edited by James W. Haag, Gregory R. Peterson, Michael L. Spezio

    Series: Routledge Religion Companions

    The field of religion and science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of research today. This Companion brings together an outstanding team of scholars to explore the ways in which science intersects with the major religions of the world and religious naturalism. The collection provides...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Entangled God

    Divine Relationality and Quantum Physics

    By Kirk Wegter-McNelly

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In The Entangled God, Kirk Wegter-McNelly addresses the age-old theological question of how God is present to the world by constructing a novel, scientifically informed account of the God–world relation. Drawing on recent scientific and philosophical work in "quantum entanglement," Wegter-McNelly...

    Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Religion and Science: The Basics

    By Philip Clayton

    Series: The Basics

    Religion and science are arguably the two most powerful social forces in the world today. But where religion and science were once held to be compatible, most people now perceive them to be in conflict. This unique book provides the best available introduction to the burning debates in this...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Grounding Religion

    A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology

    Edited by Whitney Bauman, Richard Bohannon, Kevin O'Brien

    How do religion and the natural world interact with one another? Grounding Religion introduces students to the growing field of religion and ecology, exploring a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems. Grounding Religion examines the...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Creation and Evolution

    By Lenn E. Goodman

    Can religion survive Darwinism? Do scientists entering the lab or heading for the field have to bracket, or reject outright, all religious commitments and convictions? Trenchantly laying out the evidence for natural selection and carefully following and underscoring the themes and theses of Genesis...

    Published February 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Why Gods Persist

    A Scientific Approach to Religion, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Hinde, Robert Hinde

    What is it about religion that appeals to people? Why do religions and religious beliefs persist in the face of increasing secularisation, harsh criticism and even political persecution? Robert Hinde argues that it is not enough simply to criticize religion, we must understand it - not only how it...

    Published September 28th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Science in Context

    A Guide to the Debates

    By Willem B. Drees

    How should we think about religion, science, and their relationship in modern society? Some religious groups oppose evolution; some atheists claim science is on their side. Others reconcile their beliefs with science, or consider science and faith to deal with fundamentally different aspects of...

    Published September 3rd 2009 by Routledge