Edward J. Larson is university professor of history and Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. Michael Ruse is Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor and director of the history and philosophy of science program at Florida State University.
"On Faith and Science stands out in the crowded field of introductions to the field of science and religion . . . the book is elegantly and entertainingly written throughout."--Glenn Branch, Reading Religion "Balanced and insightful"--C. D. Kay, Choice "The most readable, comprehensive, and authoritative primer on science and religion now available. Larson and Ruse are superb story tellers."--Ronald L. Numbers, University of Wisconsin Madison "A fresh, engaging, and even-handed assessment of the relations between science and religion by two of the world's leading experts on the topic. Highly recommended."--Peter Harrison, author of The Territories of Science and Religion "Combining expertise in the philosophy and history of science, the distinguished authors re-consider the continuing overlapping of science and religion in world culture. The result is enlightening and morally uplifting."--John Henry, University of Edinburgh "Larson and Ruse are superb story tellers. This episodic, topical overview is the most readable, comprehensive, and authoritative combination now available."--Ronald L. Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Larson and Ruse are superb story tellers. In this episodic, topical overview they survey the relations between "science" and "religion" from ancient Babylonian and Greek observers to contemporary geneticists and neurobiologists, from stars to sex, and from Jews and Christians to Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus. On Faith and Science is the most readable, comprehensive, and authoritative combination now available."--Ronald L. Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison