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Science and Its Limits: The Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective

Science and Its Limits: The Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective - 2nd edition

Science and Its Limits: The Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective - 2nd edition

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ISBN10: 0830815805

Science and Its Limits: The Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective by Del Ratzsch - ISBN 9780830815807
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Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
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Science and Its Limits: The Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective by Del Ratzsch - ISBN 9780830815807

ISBN13: 9780830815807

ISBN10: 0830815805

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Edition: 2ND 00

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Summary

Science, especially naturalistic science, has come under fire of late. No longer does it command the near universal respect it once held. From the right has come a fresh attack on Darwinism and arguments for intelligent design. From the left postmodern theorists have attacked the very notion of objective truth claims, scientific or otherwise.

Into the fray Del Ratzsch breathes a breath of calm. He asks, What is science? What can it tell us? What can't it tell us? What challenges does it offer to Christian faith? How should a Christian respond?

Originally published under the title Philosophy of Science, this revised volume surveys how views of science have developed and changed over time, especially since the Kuhnian revolution of the 1960s. Now updated to reflect current discussions of intelligent design and postmodern views of science, Science & Its Limits offers readers a thoughtful perspective on contemporary trends and useful advice on how to approach faith and science issues.

Features & Benefits :

  • presents a well-reasoned perspective on how Christians might think about science
  • offers updated discussion of Karl Popper, postmodern perspective and intelligent design
  • includes bibliography and index

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Science: What Is It?
2. The Traditional Conception of Science
3. Philosophy of Science in the 1960s & 1970s: Kuhn & Beyond
4. The Contemporary Situation: A Brief Introduction
5. The Competence of Science: What Can It Tell Us?
6. The Limitations of Science: What Can It Not Tell Us?
7. "Scientific" Challenges to Religious Belief
8. Design & Science
9. Christianity & Scientific Pursuits
10. Christianity & the Specific Content of Science: A Typology

Appendix: Speaking the Truth in Love: Some Thoughts About Feet
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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