Contents: Science and Religion The Conflict of Science and Religion The Historiography of Science and Religion The Premodern PeriodAristotle and Aristotelianism Early Christian Attitudes toward Nature Medieval Science and Religion Islam The Scientific RevlutionThe Copernican Revolution Galileo Galilei Early Modern Protestantism Causation Mechanical Philosophy Isaac Newton Natural Theology Transformations in Geology, Biology, and CosmologyGeology and Paleontology Natural History Charles Darwin Evolution Cosmogonies The Response of Religious TraditionsRoman Catholic since Trent Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism Creation since 1859 The Scopes Trial The Theological Implications of Modern SciencePhysics Twentieth-Century Cosmologies Scientific Naturalism The Design Argument Ecology and the Environment Current Historiographical IssuesGender The Social Construct of Science Postmodernism
Ferngren offers us a selection of essays by leading specialists on the most important issues in the history of science and religion. I know of no other book that so gracefully introduces the reader to this burgeoning field. -- Ann Blair, Harvard University
Gary B. Ferngren is a professor of history at Oregon State University and general editor of The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia.
An essential purchase for any library that does not have the larger volume. Library Journal This work is both accessible and authoritative. Editors have taken pains to make sure the writing is consistently approachable and the scholarly depth of the individual contributors in certainly more than adequate to label this volume authoritative. Research News and Opportunities in Science and Technology Ferngren is to be commended for conveying the vitality and influence of science and religion through this series of excellent contributions from leading authors in the field. -- Fraser F. Fleming Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith