About the series: combining authority with wit, and style, accessibility, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Dixon emphasizes how the modern conflict between evolution and creationism is quintessentially an American phenomenon, arising from the culture and history of the United States, as exemplified through the ongoing debates about how to interpret the First-Amendment's separation of church and state.
. Oxford university Press USA. The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, at the other end of the spectrum, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, high-profile campaigns to teach "Intelligent Design" in schools. As thomas dixon shows in this balanced and thought-provoking introduction, subtle arguments, a whole range of views, and fascinating perspectives can be found on this complex and centuries-old subject.
Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. He explores the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate, political, but also highlights the social, and ethical contexts that have made the tensions between science and religion such a fraught and interesting topic in the modern world.
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unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of DisinformationWritten by brooks jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the founders of the acclaimed website FactCheck. Org, unspun reveals the secrets of separating facts from disinformation, such as: • the warning signs of spin• common tricks used to deceive the public• how to find trustworthy and objective sources of informationTelling fact from fiction shouldn’t be a difficult task.
With this book and a healthy dose of skepticism, anyone can cut through the haze of political deception and biased eportage to become a savvier, more responsible citizen. Praise for unspun “read this book and you will not go unarmed into the political wars ahead of us. The founders of FactCheck. Org teach you how to identify and debunk spin, hype, and fake news in this essential guide to informed citizenship in an age of misinformation.
Americans are bombarded daily with mixed messages, misleading statements, half-truths, and out-and-out fabrications masquerading as facts. The news media is often too intimidated, too partisan, or too overworked to keep up with these deceptions. Unspun is the secret decoder ring for the twenty-first-century world of disinformation.
Jackson and jamieson equip us to be our own truth squad, and that just might be the salvation of democracy. Bill moyers “The definitive B. S.
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On Religion Thinking in ActionUsed book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. Compelling questions come up along the way: 'what do i love when i love my god?' and 'what can star wars tell us about the contemporary use of religion?' are we always trying to find a way of saying 'God be with you'? Why is religion for many a source of moral guidance in a postmodern, nihilistic age? Is it possible to have 'religion without religion'?Drawing on contemporary images of religion, such as Robert Duvall's film The Apostle, Caputo also provides some fascinating and imaginative insights into religious fundamentalism.
Caputo explores the very roots of religious thinking in this thought-provoking book. John D. Routledge.
The Scientific Buddha: His Short and Happy Life The Terry Lectures SeriesRoutledge. This is not to say, however, that the teachings of the ancient Buddha must be dismissed as mere cultural artifacts. Donald lopez shows that the western focus on the Scientific Buddha threatens to bleach Buddhism of its vibrancy, complexity, and power, even as the superficial focus on "mindfulness" turns Buddhism into merely the latest self-help movement.
Today his teaching of "mindfulness" is heralded as the cure for all manner of maladies, from depression to high blood pressure. In this potent critique, a well-known chronicler of the West's encounter with Buddhism demonstrates how the Scientific Buddha's teachings deviate in crucial ways from those of the far older Buddha of ancient India.
The scientific buddha was sent into battle against Christian missionaries, who were proclaiming across Asia that Buddhism was a form of superstition. Random House Trade. How western notions of the buddha have come to misrepresent his teachings and the traditional goals of Buddhist practice This book tells the story of the Scientific Buddha, "born" in Europe in the 1800s but commonly confused with the Buddha born in India 2, 500 years ago.
He proved the missionaries wrong, teaching a dharma that was in harmony with modern science. They continue to present a potent challenge, even to our modern world. It is now time for him to pass into nirvana. And his influence continues.
Magic: A Very Short IntroductionAs a concept and a practice, artists, it has attracted the attention of theologians, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and historians over the centuries. This very Short Introduction explains why. Magic is a much-used term with a complex and controversial history. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA.
Magic has been defined in terms of the false religions of others, as an evolutionary stage in human thought, a universal state of mind, and a liberating expression of the imagination. Routledge. Random House Trade. Indeed, with magic as relevant today as it ever was, it raises questions about the meaning of human progress.
For hundreds of millions of people today, no matter their religious persuasion, poverty, magic is a real force that helps them to overcome misfortune, and illness.
Myth: A Very Short Introduction Very Short IntroductionsRoutledge. These approaches hail from disciplines as varied as anthropology, literary criticism, sociology, psychology, science, philosophy, and religious studies. Where do myths come from? what is their function and what do they mean? In this Very Short Introduction Robert Segal introduces the array of approaches used to understand the study of myth.
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When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?Used book in Good Condition. The definitive introduction tothe relationship betweenreligion and science∗ in the beginning: why did the big bang occur?∗ quantum physics: a challenge to our Assumptions About Reality?∗ Darwin And Genesis: Is Evolution God′s Way of Creating?∗ Human Nature: Are We Determined by Our Genes?∗ God And Nature: Can God Act in a Law-Bound World?Over the centuries and into the new millennium, scientists, theologians, and the general public have shared many questions about the implications of scientific discoveries for religious faith.
Oxford university Press USA. Routledge. In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life. Nuclear physicist and theologian ian barbour, winner of the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science, contemporary introduction to the essential issues, ideas, presents a clear, and solutions in the relationship between religion and science.
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Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? Point/CounterpointRoutledge. In science and religion: Are They Compatible?, renowned philosophers Daniel C. One of today's most controversial and heated issues is whether or not the conflict between science and religion can be reconciled. Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. As philosophers, the authors possess expert skills in critical analysis; their arguments provide a model of dialogue between those who strongly disagree.
. Dennett vigorously rejects this argument, provoking a reply from Plantinga, another response from Dennett, and final statements from both sides. Oxford university Press USA. Ideal for courses in philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science, science and religion, Science and Religion is also captivating reading for general readers.
Dennett and alvin plantinga expand upon the arguments that they presented in an exciting live debate held at the 2009 American Philosophical Association Central Division conference. An enlightening discussion that will motivate students to think critically, Science and Religion: Are They Compatible? opens with Plantinga's assertion that Christianity is compatible with evolutionary theory because Christians believe that God created the living world, and it is entirely possible that God did so by using a process of evolution.
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Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction Very Short IntroductionsRandom House Trade. Oxford university Press USA. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Routledge. Considering how "religion" should be defined, and whether we even need to be able to define it in order to engage in the philosophy of religion, he goes on to discuss whether the existence of God matters.
Exploring the problem of evil, Bayne also debates the connection between faith and reason, and the related question of what role reason should play in religious contexts. What is the philosophy of religion? how can we distinguish it from theology on the one hand and the psychology/sociology of religious belief on the other? What does it mean to describe God as "eternal"? And should religious people want there to be good arguments for the existence of God, or is religious belief only authentic in the absence of these good arguments?In this Very Short Introduction Tim Bayne introduces the field of philosophy of religion, and engages with some of the most burning questions that philosophers discuss.
Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Shedding light on the relationship between science and religion, Bayne finishes by considering the topics of reincarnation and the afterlife. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.
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Science and Religion: A New IntroductionWiley-Blackwell. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Ideally suited to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area, summaries, including maps, it incorporates numerous student-friendly features, and historical references, resulting in the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences available.
Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. Oxford university Press USA. Examines the historical, tables, theological, maps, alister mcgrath; author of bestselling books such as dawkins’ god, summaries and questions for a lively and engaging approach to the subject Written by world-renowned theologian, philosophical and scientific aspects of the interaction between religion and science Fully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates on scientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, making it highly accessible for those with little scientific or religious background knowledge Incorporates illustrations, and includes explanatory material not found in other works of this kind, and discussions about the relationship between science and religion in major world faiths Includes a historical component to enable readers to orientate themselves within the subject Takes a topic based approach which fits into the existing structure of most courses, and an acknowledged expert in the field of science and religion Random House Trade.