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Anglo‐American Post‐modernity and the End of Theology— Science Dialogue?

Nancey Murphy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 7879 words.

This article describes emerging patterns in Anglo-American philosophy that represent radical breaks from the thought patterns of Enlightened modernity, and spells out consequences of these...

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Anthropology and Religion

Michael Lambek.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Sociology of Religion. 8796 words.

Once people accept the historical emergence and spread of science as a unique discursive formation, it becomes nonsense to talk about the relationship between religion and science, or...

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Astrotheology

Ted Peters.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

Article. Subjects: Religion and Science. 110 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Please check back later for the full article.

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Atheism and Cognitive Science

Jonathan Lanman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion and Science. 6577 words.

The findings of the cognitive sciences enrich our understanding of atheism by providing a more nuanced and empirically grounded concept of ‘belief’ and by problematizing psychological...

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Atheism and Darwinism

David P. Barash.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion and Science; Philosophy of Religion. 8511 words.

Although evolution by natural selection does not necessarily disprove the existence of God (thus, it does not ‘prove’ the validity of atheism), it negates two of the more potent...

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Atheism and Science

Peter Atkins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Sociology of Religion. 6384 words.

Science is the only path to understanding. It would be contaminated rather than enriched by any alliance with religion. Such should be the attitude of a scientifically alert atheist. This...

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Atheism and the Physical Sciences

Victor J. Stenger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion and Science. 7945 words.

While belief in gods was almost universal in the ancient world, Thales of Miletus introduced the notion that observed phenomena could be explained in natural terms without invoking imagined...

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Atheism and the Rise of Science

Taner Edis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion and Science; History of Religion. 7569 words.

Atheists, conservative theists, and religious liberals often read the history of science in ways that support their own position. Atheists expect continual mutual support between science...

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Atheism, Health, and Well-Being

Karen Hwang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion and Science; Sociology of Religion. 5818 words.

The last few years have seen a great deal of research on the association between religion, spirituality, and medical outcomes. This research has not been without controversy however, in...

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Biology and Theology: Contemporary Issues

Celia Deane-Drummond.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion and Science. 9971 words.

Contemporary issues in biology and Christian theology are still dominated by the legacy of 19th-century biologist Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Debates in...

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