Ed Larson, “On Faith and Science” — Yale University Press

September 19, 2017 | By Kylie Larkin — Professor Edward J. Larson has published a new book, “On Faith and Science,” with co-author Michael Ruse.  The book is a historical survey of the key debates, questions, and controversies at the intersection of science and religion. Professor Larson holds the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law and is University Professor of History at Pepperdine. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History for his book “Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.”

Via Yale University Press:

Throughout history, scientific discovery has clashed with religious dogma, creating conflict, controversy, and sometimes violent dispute. In this enlightening and accessible volume, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Larson and Michael Ruse, philosopher of science and Gifford Lecturer, offer their distinctive viewpoints on the sometimes contentious relationship between science and religion. The authors explore how scientists, philosophers, and theologians through time and today approach vitally important topics, including cosmology, geology, evolution, genetics, neurobiology, gender, and the environment. Broaching their subjects from both historical and philosophical perspectives, Larson and Ruse avoid rancor and polemic as they address many of the core issues currently under debate by the adherents of science and the advocates of faith, shedding light on the richly diverse field of ideas at the crossroads where science meets spiritual belief.

“On Faith and Science” may be found at www.amazon.com

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