God, Life, and the Cosmos Christian and Islamic Perspectives
God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book in which Christian and Muslim scholars explore the frontiers of science-religion discourse. Leading international scholars present new work on key issues in science and religion from Christian and Islamic perspectives. Following an introduction by the editors, the book is divided into three sections: the first explores the philosophical issues in science-religion discourse; the second examines cosmology; the third analyses the issues surrounding bioethics. One of the first books to explore aspects of science-religion discourse from the perspective of two religious traditions, God, Life, and the Cosmos opens up new vistas to all interested in science and religion, and those exploring contemporary issues in Christianity and Islam.
'God, Life, and the Cosmos: Christian and Islamic Perspectives is the first book of its kind in which scholars and representatives of two major religious traditions reflect on the tensions, support, and overlap between science and religion with regard to the fundamental questions of the origin and purpose of life and cosmos.' Metanexus.net '... a pioneering discourse that investigates a largely unexplored terrain in the science and religion dialogue... covers a wide range of topics that are foundational to a uniquely Muslim dialogue with modern science... It is a much-needed addition to the literature in theology and science, and the sincerety and clarity of the three-way dialogue between Christianity, Islam and science presented in this text serves as a symbol of hope in a time of strained diplomatic relationships between East and West and much international uncertainty.' Theology and Science 'A must volume for any academic library; it brings Muslims and Christians together in a dialogue that is desperately needed between these two world faiths.' Religious Studies Review '... a substantial resource for reflection on issues that no responsible believer can afford to ignore.' Theological Book Review 'This is pioneering work; the first in which Muslim and Christian scholars in conference together have addressed issues in science and religion.' The Scientific and Medical Network Review '... a challenging and engaging collection of articles on the nature of the science-religion nexus... this collection will undoubtedly inspire further thought and reflection and will hopefully lead to more sophisticated and satisfactory accounts of the metaphysics of modern science for the believer living in the modern world and seeking to understand his 'three realities'.' Journal of Islamic Studies ’The most useful chapters are those that reflect serious dialogue, highlighting the similarities as well as the differences... Let us hope that God, Life, and the Cosmos leads on to