Beyond Dialogue – SRM Science and Religion in the Media

Beyond Dialogue – SRM Science and Religion in the Media

Interactions between science, faith and religion.

This work proposes a new course of action for interactions between science and theology, and provides examples of how this approach might emerge. It examines, in original ways, the implications for scientific theological debates arising from recent developments in the history of science. The contributions seriously consider the historically conditioned nature of the categories “science” and “religion,” and analyze the ways in which they are reinforced in the public sphere. By reflecting on the power relationship between theology and science, the authors demonstrate a commitment to moving beyond traditional models of one-sided dialogue, with the aim of giving theology a more active role in guiding the interdisciplinary agenda.

New Directions in Theology and Science: Beyond Dialogue, Routledge Publisher.

Authors

Peter Harrison is Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. He is an Australian graduate and has published extensively in the field of intellectual history, focusing his attention on philosophical, scientific and religious thought in the modern period. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a Corresponding Member of the International Academy for the History of Science. Among his six books stand out are The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of the Natural Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and The Lands of Science and Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2015), based on his 2011 Gifford Lectures. Winner of the Aldersgate Prize.

Paul Tyson is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. His research includes the sociology of knowledge and philosophical theology, with a particular interest in applied theological metaphysics and applied theological epistemology in a contemporary Christian Neoplatonic context. His books include: Return to Reality (Cascade, 2014); Seven Short Lessons in Magic (Cascade, 2019); “Theology and Climate Change” (Routledge, 2021).

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