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Issues in Science and Religion  
Author Ian Barbour
Subject(s) Relationship between religion and science
Genre(s) Non-fiction
Publisher Prentice Hall
Publication date 1966
ISBN 0334007372
OCLC Number 17518056

Issues in Science and Religion is a book by Ian Barbour. A biography provided by the John Templeton Foundation and published by PBS online states this book "has been credited with literally creating the contemporary field of science and religion."[1]



The book is divided into three parts. The first part is concerned with the history of science and religion, the second with the methods of science and religion, and the third with the issues themselves.

Barbour provides introductions to several schools of philosophy in order to give the reader knowledge enough to understand how relations between science and religion look from these distinct viewpoints.[2] The book also includes several specific, non-philosophical areas of science are employed in its discussion. Several specific concepts and objects are brought up in the discussion generally along with summaries of significant criticisms.

See also


  1. ^ "The PBS Online Newhour May 28, 1999 ". Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  2. ^ Issues in Science and Religion (1966), page 115

Further reading

  • Holmes Rolston III, Science and Religion: A Critical Survey (Random House 1987, McGraw Hill, Harcourt Brace; new edition, Templeton Foundation Press, 2006), p. 78 n.10
  • John Hedley Brooke, Bibliographic Essay (pages 348-403) in Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives, 1991, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-23961-3:


  • Ian Barbour, "A Respone to David Griffin" Zygon, volume 23, issue 1, March 1988, p. 83-88


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