What do science and religion have to say to each other? The contributors to this work, who are all experts in science, philosophy of science and theology, believe that a constructive dialogue is not only possible but vitally important. The book is a guide to this constantly evolving debate.
Fraser Watts says: “This book arises from two overlapping series of lectures on science and religion, one organised by John Bowker at Gresham College and the other organised by myself at St Edward’s Church in Cambridge. John and I gave lectures in both series. The book is now almost 20 years old, and the lectures were given quite soon after I had taken up the Starbridge Lectureship in Science and Religion in Cambridge. The book is dedicated to Susam Howatch who had generously endowed the Lectureship. The book captures some of the excitement of that earlier period in the science and religion debate. Some chapters cover ground that has been covered elsewhere, but some chapters, such as those by John Bowker and Mary Hesse, say important things that have not been said anywhere else.
1. Introduction - Fraser Watts
2. Beyond the big bang -John Polkinghorne
3. Uncertainties of Science – Alan Cook
4. Evolution and Creation - Derek Burke
5. Brain Mind and Soul - Fraser Watts
6. The Neuropsychology of Religion - Eugene d’Aquili and Andrew Newberg
7. Science and Religion: Contest or Confirmation? - John Bowker