Ian G. Barbour has retired from Carleton College where he was professor of physics, professor of religion, and Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. The "preeminent synthetic in the field" (Cross Currents,) he is the author of several influential books, including Ethics in an Age of Technology and Myths Models, and Paradigms, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He gave the world-renowned Gifford Lectures, 1989-1991.
Much of this book I had to read over and over several times to understand it. Definitely not in leymans terms.Published 5 months ago by Edward Herbst
I'm retired now, reading some of the books I should have read before now. This is a relatively recent book, 1990's, that should become a classic in the field. Read morePublished 6 months ago by William P. Shackleford, Jr.
I found Barbour's book thought provoking, rich with ideas new to me, and a spring board for more thoughts in my faith and understanding of the world. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cyrus Brown
A course suggestion this lecture series is overwhelming, enlightening and thought provoking. For an introduction to this metaphysical debate, try Larry Witham's "Where Darwin Meets... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kittie
I got the book super-fast, really inexpensive, and it was exactly as described!! Thanks for saving me money on a textbook!!Published on October 3, 2011 by Janae M. Marchant
I needed this book for an upper division religious class and it helped me tremendously in the class. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Nets
Barbour famously divided approaches to science and religion into conflict, independence, dialogue, and integration. Read morePublished on April 14, 2011 by Shawn Whatley
There are so many good things that can be said about this book. It is broadening, thought provoking, and stimulating. Read morePublished on February 20, 2006 by Jack Pyle
Barbour's book is interesting and, I think, worth a careful read. The first part of the book, which focuses on the historical dialogue between science and religion, is... Read morePublished on April 26, 2002 by FJC