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Issues in Science and Theology: Creative Pluralism?

Images and Models in Science and Religion

  • Covers a rich variety of academic perspectives - scientific, ethical, philosophical and theological

  • Continues an established series of cutting-edge interdisciplinary studies under the ESSSAT ‘brand’

  • Brings together an international group of scholars

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

About this book

This book brings together selected papers from scientists, theologians and philosophers who took part in the 2021 conference of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology based in Madrid, Spain. The contributions constitute a cutting-edge resource for considering questions from interdisciplinary perspectives, covering both the crucial role played by images and models in our thinking and also the limitations which are inherent in these linguistic devices.

Questions addressed include: Can this use of images and models generate a creative pluralism, enabling us to think outside the disciplinary silos which are a feature of academic discourse? Can they enable fruitful, synergistic, interdisciplinary conversations? This book will appeal to students and academics alike, particularly those working in the fields of philosophy, theology, ethics and the history of science.

Keywords

  • Embodiment and religion
  • Emotions and religion
  • Images and religion
  • Intercultural philosophy and religion
  • Models and religion
  • Originality and religion
  • Pluralism and religion
  • Revelation and transcendence
  • Religion and society
  • Science and religion
  • Theological anthropology
  • Transcendence and immanence

Editors and Affiliations

  • New College, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

    Michael Fuller

  • Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany

    Dirk Evers

  • Uppsala University, Trelleborg, Sweden

    Anne Runehov

About the editors

Michael Fuller is a lecturer in science and religion at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of a monograph and numerous articles dealing with the interface of science and religion, and he has edited numerous symposia relating to this subject. He is a former Chair of the UK Science and Religion Forum, and Vice-President for Publications of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology. He is an Anglican Priest, a Canon of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, and for 15 years he was Pantonian Professor at the Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church. His research interests include ethical issues raised by new and emerging sciences.

Dirk Evers is Professor of Dogmatics and Philosophy of Religion at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Before joining Halle University in 2010 as a faculty member, he worked as assistant professor at Tübingen University under Eberhard Jüngel. Since his doctoral thesis on cosmology and doctrine of creation in 2000 he has been doing interdisciplinary work at the intersection of science and theology. Since 2014 he has been president of ESSSAT (European Society for the Study of Science and Theology), and he is managing editor of the journal Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences.

Anne L.C. Runehov is retired Assoc. Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Uppsala University. She works as a freelance writer for the section of Philosophy, National Encyclopedia (NE), Malmö, since 2019, and is an independent researcher, editor and writer. She was a guest-researcher at the Dept. Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, Copenhagen University, Nov. 1, 2010 – Oct. 2014. There she also was director of the Copenhagen University Network of Science and Religion (CUNCR) 2008-2013. She was a Post-doctoral fellow: Centre for Naturalism and Christian Semantics, Faculty of Theology, Copenhagen University, Sept. 1, 2008 to October 30, 2010, and at the Dept. Systematic Theology, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Theology, June 2006 – August 2008.

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Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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