Religion and Scientific Naturalism: Overcoming the Conflicts (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) (Suny Series, Constructive Postmodern Thought)
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- Publication Date:May 11, 2000
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Articulates a metaphysical position capable of rendering both science and religious experience simultaneously and mutually intelligible.
In this book, David Ray Griffin argues that the perceived conflict between science and religion is based upon a double mistake-the assumption that religion requires supernaturalism and that scientific naturalism requires atheism and materialism.
"Religion and Scientific Naturalism argues with considerable sophistication that the source of apparent conflicts lies neither with religion nor science, but with the conceptual or philosophical frameworks within which religious experience and scientific discovery are often interpreted. No book that I know of has struck so directly at the roots of the dispute nor provided such a polished, thorough, and well-argued synthesis of religious and theological insight on the issues in science and religion. In my opinion, this is Griffin's best work so far. One of its major strengths is the chapter on creation and evolution, which provides an extremely nuanced and sorely needed discussion for the various meanings of 'neo-Darwinism' and 'evolutionism.' " -- John F. Haught, author of God after Darwin
"I find Griffin's novel analysis of the de facto conflict between science and religion in the contemporary West and his proposal for resolving this conflict both provocative and suggestive. The book's combination of historical and philosophical analysis represents an especially helpful multidisciplinary perspective for understanding the cultural and intellectual issues which it seeks to address." -- James B. Miller, Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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