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God, Life, and the Cosmos:
Christian and Islamic Perspectives

  Edited by Ted Peters, Muzaffar Iqbal, and Syed Nomanul Haq.

ISBN 0754608832
288 pages

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God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book in which Christian and Muslim scholars explore the frontiers of science-religion discourse. Leading international scholars present new work on key issues in science and religion from Christian and Islamic perspectives.

Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three sections: the first explores the philosophical issues in science-religion discourse; the second examines cosmology; the third analyses the issues surrounding bioethics. One of the first books to explore aspects of science-religion discourse from the perspective of two religious traditions, God, Life, and the Cosmos opens up new vistas to all interested in science and religion, and those exploring contemporary issues in Christianity and Islam.


Preface; Introduction, S. Nomanul Haq; Philosophical, Historical, and Methodological Issues: Islam and modern science: questions at the interface, Muzaffar Iqbal; Three views of science in the Islamic world, Ibrahim Kalin; Science and faith: from warfare to consonance, Ted Peters; Christian perspectives on religion and science and their significance for modern Muslim thought, Mustansir Mir; The anthropocosmic vision in Islamic thought, William C. Chittick; Moments in the Islamic recasting of the Greek legacy: exploring the question of science and theism, S. Nomanul Haq; Metaphysics and mathematics in classical Islamic culture: Avicenna and his successors, Roshdi Rashed; Cosmological Issues: Islamic paradigms for the relationship between science & religion, Ahmad Dallal; Creation in the Islamic outlook and in modern cosmology, Mehdi Golshani; The impossible possibility: divine causes in the world of nature, Philip Clayton; Christian theism and the idea of an oscillating universe, Mark Worthing; Life, Consciousness, and Genetics: The contributions and limitations of Christian perspectives to understanding the religious implications of the genetics revolution, Audrey R. Chapman; Interface of science and jurisprudence: dissonant gazes at the body in modern Muslim ethics, Ebrahim Moosa; Neuroscience and human nature: a Christian perspective, Nancey Murphy; Index.

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