"In the context not only of the intellectual debates between scientific and supernatural or transcendent realities, but also the political relationship between the social institutions of science and religion, Edis explores what he calls science-minded nonbelief, which takes the naturalism of current science as the leading reason to reject the existence of spiritual realities. He touches on social and well as natural science, discusses philosophical disputes and scientific ideas, and incorporates the complex historical interactions between science and nonbelief."-
SciTech Book News
"[T]his is an intelligent and well-balanced book that carefully considers all the arguments offered on both sides of the issue of science and belief. The author refuses to take the easy way out of saying that science and religion are dealing with different realms: one being limited to facts, the other focusing on meaning….Overall, this is an excellent book for the layman and professional alike. Anyone interested in the subject would find this to be one of the few contemporary books that approaches these controversial issues with more light than heat."-
Catholic Library World
"This clear, balanced survey of the interactions between science and religious doubt includes issues raised by physics, biology, neuroscience, pseudoscience, and philosophy. Designed for advanced students, it includes some primary sources."-
"This book, which defends nonbelief effectively from some attacks based on science (particularly those using intelligent design, anthropci principles or paranormal phenomena), could influence an inquirer to that that the claims of Christianity are false. Edis seeks to protect the scientific community's ability to benefit society, both against restrictions coming from religious conservatives, and against recognition of pseudoscientific ideas. The committed Christian reader could be helped to identify arguments to avoid in apologetics, and unresolved conflicts between science and faith."-
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Provides an overview of the complex history of the secular tradition of science and its interactions with religions and spiritual traditions--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Whereas Science is involved with the investigation of the secular (Natural) world, Religion is about morality for which it employs and depends on a supernatural world with... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bdc Le Roux
Truth is, I just finished the book and I'm not sure what to write. My feeling towards the book is one of ambivalence. Read morePublished on July 17, 2008 by book lover
Scientists have raised religious questions since the discipline's earliest development. Today many scientists are also nonbelievers - but can scientific inquiry and religious... Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by Midwest Book Review