Monday, March 28, 2011
Coming November 2011
"Science and the Easter Orthodox Church explores core theological and philosophical notions and contentious topics such as evolution from the vantage point of science, Orthodox theology, and the writings of popular recent Orthodox critics as well as supporters.
Drawing together leading Orthodox scientists, theologians, and historians confronting some of the critical issues and uses of modern science, this book will be useful for students, academics and clergy who want to develop a greater understanding of how to relate Orthodoxy to science.
Contents: Preface; Part I Science and Orthodox Christianity: Compatibility and Balance: Living with science: Orthodox elders and saints of the 20th century, Daniel P. Buxhoeveden; Science and the Cappadocians: Orthodoxy and science in the 4th century, Valerie Karras; Divine action and the laws of nature: an Orthodox perspective on miracles, Christopher Knight; Ecology, evolution and Bulgakov, Gayle E. Woloschak. Part II Science and Orthodox Christianity: Limitations and Problems: Science and reductionism, Thomas Mether; The limits of scientific knowledge and Orthodox religious experience, Daniel P. Buxhoeveden; Discerning the spirit in creation: Orthodox Christianity and environmental science, John Breck. Part III Science and Orthodox Christianity: Selected Topics: The broad science-religion dialogue: Maximus, Augustine, and others, Gayle E. Woloschak; Technology: life and death, Gayle E. Woloschak; Apophaticism and political economy, C. Clark Carlton; Towards an Orthodox philosophy of science, Thomas Mether; Bibliography; Index.
Edited by Daniel Buxhoeveden, University of South Carolina, USA; Gayle E. Woloschak, Northwestern University School of Medicine, USA; Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, USA; Fr. John Breck, St Sergius Theological Institute, Paris, France; Christopher Knight, Executive Secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion, Cambridge, UK"