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God, Life, and the Cosmos:
Christian and Islamic Perspectives
||Edited by Ted
Peters, Muzaffar Iqbal, and Syed Nomanul Haq.
|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.
Preface; Introduction, S.
Nomanul Haq; Philosophical, Historical, and
Methodological Issues: Islam and modern science:
questions at the interface, Muzaffar Iqbal; Three views
of science in the Islamic world, Ibrahim Kalin; Science
and faith: from warfare to consonance, Ted Peters;
Christian perspectives on religion and science and their
significance for modern Muslim thought, Mustansir Mir;
The anthropocosmic vision in Islamic thought, William C.
Chittick; Moments in the Islamic recasting of the Greek
legacy: exploring the question of science and theism, S.
Nomanul Haq; Metaphysics and mathematics in classical
Islamic culture: Avicenna and his successors, Roshdi
Rashed; Cosmological Issues: Islamic paradigms for the
relationship between science & religion, Ahmad
Dallal; Creation in the Islamic outlook and in modern
cosmology, Mehdi Golshani; The impossible possibility:
divine causes in the world of nature, Philip Clayton;
Christian theism and the idea of an oscillating universe,
Mark Worthing; Life, Consciousness, and Genetics: The
contributions and limitations of Christian perspectives
to understanding the religious implications of the
genetics revolution, Audrey R. Chapman; Interface of
science and jurisprudence: dissonant gazes at the body in
modern Muslim ethics, Ebrahim Moosa; Neuroscience and
human nature: a Christian perspective, Nancey Murphy;
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