Biology, Religion, and Philosophy (Innbundet)

An Introduction

Serie: Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy and Biology 

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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 285
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9781107031487
Kategori: Naturvitenskap og Religion
Omtale Biology, Religion, and Philosophy
The intersection of biology and religion has spawned exciting new areas of academic research that raise issues central to understanding our own humanity and the living world. In this comprehensive and accessible survey, Michael L. Peterson and Dennis R. Venema explain the engagement between biology and religion on issues related to origins, evolution, design, suffering and evil, progress and purpose, love, humanity, morality, ecology, and the nature of religion itself. Does life have a chemical origin - or must there be a divine spark? How can religious claims about divine goodness be reconciled with widespread predation, suffering, and death in the animal kingdom? Peterson and Venema develop a philosophical discussion around such controversial questions. The book situates each topic in its historical, scientific, and theological context, making it the perfect introduction for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and the interested general reader.

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