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Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this populartextbook introduces readers to the central questions in the fieldof science and religion. Ideally suited to those who have little orno prior knowledge in either area, it incorporates numerousstudent-friendly features, including maps, summaries, andhistorical references, resulting in the most up-to-dateintroduction to the study of religion and the natural sciencesavailable.

  • Examines the historical, theological, philosophical andscientific aspects of the interaction between religion andscience
  • Fully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates onscientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, anddiscussions about the relationship between science and religion inmajor world faiths
  • Includes a historical component to enable readers to orientatethemselves within the subject
  • Takes a topic based approach which fits into the existingstructure of most courses, and includes explanatory material notfound in other works of this kind, making it highly accessible forthose with little scientific or religious background knowledge
  • Incorporates illustrations, tables, maps, summaries andquestions for a lively and engaging approach to the subject
  • Written by world-renowned theologian, Alister McGrath; authorof bestselling books such as Dawkins’ God, and anacknowledged expert in the field of science and religion

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Science and Religion, 2nd edition is the mostup-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the naturalsciences. Now thoroughly revised, this popular textbook introducesreaders to the central questions in the field of science andreligion. It examines the historical, theological, philosophicaland scientific aspects of the interaction between these two areas,offering a uniquely comprehensive coverage.

The second edition has been fully updated to reflect current,cutting-edge debates concerning scientific atheism and the limitsof scientific method, and also incorporates discussion about therelationship between science and religion in major world faiths.The book is specifically designed for students with no priorknowledge of science or religion. A historical component enablesreaders to orientate themselves within the subject, and along withnumerous illustrations, tables, maps, summaries and questions,creates a user-friendly and engaging approach to the field.

Alister E. McGrath is ideally placed to write this book. He is aworld-renowned theologian and author, praised for his clear andprecise writing, and an acknowledged expert on the relationshipbetween science and religion.

About the Author:

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education, and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture at King’s College, London. He is the author of numerous bestselling titles, including Dawkins’ God (2004), Theology: The Basics (2004), Christianity: An Introduction, 2nd edition (2006), Christian Theology, 4th edition (2007) and The Christian Theology Reader, 3rd edition (2007), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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