The Encyclopedia of Science and Religion addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions. The multidisciplinary 2-vol. set reaches far into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. In addition, controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research are examined along with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion.
"Thousands of books have been written about the relationship between science and religion, but few can be characterized as reference resources. This two-volume set helps fill that niche with more than 400 scholarly articles written by experts from around the world. Intended for students and researchers, it provides a glimpse into the effects of major scientific discoveries on world religions. The multidisciplinary scope extends coverage into the social sciences and humanities, which results in a wide spectrum of entries, such as Buddhism, Economics, Evil and Suffering, Language, Reproductive Technology, and String Theory. The articles range from 100-word definitions of key terms to 4000-word essays on broader topics containing background information and discussions of the religious and scientific perspectives of the issues... The Encyclopedia includes more contemporary issues, Eastern traditions, and disciplines outside of science and religion... Recommended for academic and larger public libraries."
-- Library Journal (August 2003)
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