In his 1989 Gifford Lectures and subsequent book based on them, Ian Barbour explains his well-known, four-fold typology for religion and science – conflict, independence, dialogue, and integration. There is knowledge and insight in this definitive text that can benefit newcomer and expert alike.
In 2010, the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) compiled a definitive collection of 250 classic texts in science and religion, and also commissioned short essays introducing each one.
Many churches won’t talk about our responsibility to steward creation because they don’t have the Biblical, theological, and ethical resources to understand why we should should even be having the conversation. That is where the real value of Steven Bouma-Prediger’s For the Beauty of the Earth is found.
What do scientists actually think about religion? And what do religious people actually think about science? The stereotypical answers to these questions will come up short once you’ve looked at sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund’s books.
The summer months can provide more of an opportunity for long-form content. Here, we offer our 2021 recommendations for books and films with the hope that, like us, you have extra bandwidth in July and August to sit with them.
Does history show a conflict between religion and science? According to Peter Harrison, a careful study of history finds a very different narrative.