Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and his Legacy

Edited by Robert John Russell
Ashgate, 2004
ISBN: 075464118X (paperback) 0754641171(hardback)

Ian G. Barbour is the internationally acknowledged pioneer in the field of 'science and religion'. His voluminous contributions over the past fifty years have carved out a trusted pathway to constructive dialogue and creative mutual interaction between science and religion.

Fifty Years in Science and Religion brings together nineteen leading scholars in the field to offer an appreciative yet critical assessment of the impact of Barbour's work on science and religion and to point ahead towards future critical areas, goals and tasks that await new research and visionary exploration. This book includes a unique autobiography by Barbour in which he shares and reflects on his life and work. The authors demonstrate how Barbour's writings and the hundreds of scholars who have now become part of the field have changed the course of intellectual history in the West by making possible a truly constructive engagement between science and religion.


Introduction by Robert John Russell
A Personal Odyssey by Ian G. Barbour

Barbour's Scientific Contributions
Ian G. Barbour's Contributions as a Scientist by Carl York

Barbour's Contributions to Methodology
Ian Barbour's Methodological Breakthrough: Creating the 'Bridge' Between Science and Theology by Robert John Russell
Barbour's Way(s) of Relating Science and Theology by Christian Berg
Critical Realism and Other Realisms by Niels Henrik Gregersen
Religion, Theology, and the Philosophy of Science: An Appreciation of the Work of Ian Barbour by Nancey Murphy

Barbour's Contributions to Theological and Ethical Issues

A. God and Nature:
Barbour's Panentheistic Metaphysic by Philip Clayton

B. Physics and Cosmology:
What is 'the Universe' which Cosmology Studies? by William R. Stoeger, S. J.

Barbour's Assessment of the Philosophical and Theological Implications of Physics and Cosmology by Robert John Russell

C. Evolution, anthropology and neuroscience:
Case Studies in Barbour's Integrative Model: Liberal Anglo-Catholicism in the 1920s by W. Mark Richardson

DNA, Darwin, and Doxology: A Contemporary Conversation Between Biology and Faith by Martinez J. Hewlett

Selfish Genes and Loving Persons by Ted Peters

D. Technology and the Environment:
Technology Requires Ethical Decisions by Roger L. Shinn

Ethics, Technology, and the Environment by Judith N. Scoville

"Environment/Ethics' and 'Science/Religion': Converging Streams in Barbour's Work by Christopher Southgate

Theological Perspectives on Barbour's work

A. Process Theology:
God and Physics in the Thought of Ian Barbour by John B. Cobb, Jr.

Barbour in Process: Contributions to Process Theology by Ernest Simmons

B. Roman Catholic Theology:
Catholicism and Ian Barbour on Theology and Science by Anne M. Clifford

'Seeing the Universe': Ian Barbour and Teilhard de Chardin by John M. Haught

C. Buddhist Theology:
A reflection on Buddhist-Christian Dialogue with the Natural Sciences by Paul O. Ingram

Barbour, Buddhism, Bohm, and Beyond by Jensine Andresen

Published works of Ian Graeme Barbour by Christian Berg


Ashgate Science and Religion
Publication Date: 12/23/2004