Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives

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Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives
Author John Hedley Brooke
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication date
1991
ISBN 0-521-28374-4
OCLC 22451451
291.1/75 20
LC Class BL245 .B77 1991

Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives is a book on the relationship between religion and science by John Hedley Brooke.

The book identifies three traditional views of the relationship between science and religion found in historical analyses: conflict, complementarity, and commonality. The book portrays all three as oversimplifications. It offers up the alternative notion of complexity, which bases the relationship between science and religion on changing circumstances where it is defined upon each particular historical situation and the actual beliefs and ideas of the scientific and religious figures involved.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

American Historical Review states that the book's bibliographic essay "identifies and … incorporates the results of virtually every significant and relevant article published in the past fifty years."[3]

List of reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Temperley, HNV (1992). "Science and salvation". Nature 359 (6397): 685–686. doi:10.1038/359685a0. 
  2. ^ Howell, Kenneth J. (1994). "Science and Religion Some Historical Perspectives". The Journal of Modern History 66 (4): 779–782. doi:10.1086/244944. 
  3. ^ Olson, Richard; Brooke, John Hedley (1994). "Science and Religion Some Historical Perspectives". American Historical Review (American Historical Association) 99 (1): 191–192. doi:10.2307/2166181. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Brooke, John H. (1998). "Essays on Science And Society: Science and Religion: Lessons from History?". Science 282 (5396): 1985–1986. doi:10.1126/science.282.5396.1985.