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For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God addresses key questions regarding the connection between religion and science. Richard H. Jones investigates whether ideas from the Bible and Christian theology have played a significant role in the development of modern scientific theories. If so, has the role always been positive or negative? In this regard, does religion have the epistemic right to control science or to offer an alternative "Christian" science to mainstream science? Is creationism or intelligent design a "science" on the same footing with neo-Darwinism? Is the integrity of science today in danger of religious control? In this volume, Jones provides an illuminating history of the role of Christian ideas in the physical and biological sciences from the Middle Ages to today. He reveals the failure of the popular "war" and "harmony" models for the relation of religion and science and shows that a "control" model does work to explain the complex history of religion and science.
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Table of Contents

Preface 1. Natural Philosophy and the Physical Sciences Through the 17th Century 2. Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics in the 18th and 19th Centuries 3. Quantum Physics and Cosmology in the 20th Century and Today 4. Natural History, Geology, and Biology Through the 19th Century 5. Creationism and Intelligent Design 6. Theistic Evolutionism 7. The Autonomy of Science Today Appendices A. Is Science the Cause of Unbelief? B. Miracles and Science References Index

About the Author

Richard H. Jones holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the history and philosophy of religion and an A.B. from Brown University in religious studies. He also holds a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in New York City. He is the author of Science and Mysticism (Bucknell University Press/Booksurge), Mysticism Examined (State University of New York Press), Reductionism (Bucknell University Press), Mysticism and Morality (Lexington Books), Curing the Philosopher's Disease (University Press of America), One Nation Under God? (University Press of America), and For the Glory of God: Volume I: The Dependency Thesis and Control Beliefs (University Press of America).

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