Issues in science and theology: are we special? : human uniqueness in science and theology

This book offers a penetrating analysis of issues raised by the perennial question, "Are we special?". It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, from astronomy and palaeontology to philosophy and theology, to explore this question. Contributors cover a wide variety of issu...

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Subtitles:Human uniqueness in science and theology
Contributors: Fuller, Michael 1963- (Editor) ; Evers, Dirk 1962- (Editor) ; Runehov, Anne L. C. (Editor) ; Sæther, Knut-Willy (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cham, Switzerland Springer Verlag 2017
In:Year: 2017
Series/Journal:Issues in science and religion: publications of the European Society for the study of science and theology volume 4
Further subjects:B Religion and science
B Biological Evolution
B Theology
B Humanity Congresses
B Religion and science Congresses
B Evolution (Biology)
B Humanity
B Conference program
B Evolution (Biology) Congresses
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Summary:This book offers a penetrating analysis of issues raised by the perennial question, "Are we special?". It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines, from astronomy and palaeontology to philosophy and theology, to explore this question. Contributors cover a wide variety of issues, including what makes humans distinct from other animals, the possibilities of artificial life and artificial intelligence, the likelihood of life on other planets, and the role of religious behavior. A variety of religious and scientific perspectives are brought to bear on these matters. As a whole, the book addresses whether the issue of human uniqueness is one to which sciences and religions necessarily offer differing responses
Item Description:"ESSSAT, the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology arranged the sixteenth European Conference on Science and Religion (ECST XVI) in Łódź/Warsaw, Poland. The editors chose a selection of short papers presented at the conference and thus composed this volume of the Issues in science and religion series."--Page v. - Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:3319621238