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New Maps for Old: Explorations in Science and Religion

New Maps for Old: Explorations in Science and Religion

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Mary Gerhart, Allan Melvin Russell
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., 30/08/2001
EAN 9780826413109, ISBN10: 0826413102

Hardcover, 220 pages, 23.6 x 16.2 x 2.4 cm

This work is co-authored by a physicist and a theologian who have worked closely together for 25 years writing articles on science and religion. Their collaboration developed out of the conviction that both science and theology are today such highly developed and complicated fields that their interaction is best studied by two persons - one from each field - working together. In their effort to map science and theology together they address questions such as: do a theologian and a scientist see the same thing when they look at the world?; does myth play a role in science as it does in religion?; how do metaphors function in science and religion?; and when scientists and theologians discuss religious ideas, what (literary) form does their discussion take? The emphasis of this work is on hermeneutics and argues that science, no less than theology, has always been subject to interpretation.