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God, Humanity and the Cosmos by Christopher Southgate


God, Humanity and the Cosmos by Christopher Southgate

Contributors include: Christopher Southgate, John Hedley Brooke, Celia Deane-Drummond, Paul D. Murray, Michael Robert Negus, Lawrence Osborn, Michael Poole, Jacqui Stewart, Fraser Watts, David Wilkinson, This fully revised and updated edition of God, Humanity and the Cosmos includes new chapters by John Hedley Brooke, Paul D. Murray and David Wilkinson. In addition to a systematic exploration of contemporary perspectives in physics, evolutionary biology and psychology as they relate to theological descriptions of the universe, humanity and consciousness, the book now provides a thorough survey of the theological, philosophical and historical issues underpinning the science-religion debate. Contributors also examine such issues as theological responses to the ecological crisis and to biotechnology; how science is treated and valued in education; and the relation of science to Islamic thought. Dr Christopher Southgate is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter.'


'This comprehensive work has the rare virtue of combining readableness with accurate and detailed judgements on the outstanding issues in past and contemporary interactions between science and religion. It is both the book for students we have been waiting for and also a refreshing survey of the field for those currently engaged in it.'
Dr Arthur Peacocke, Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford

'Not only is God, Humanity and the Cosmos directly addressed to teachers and students, and as such manages to be remarkably accessible; it also carefully addresses all the contemporary issues in the field, but in such a way that it moves the theology and science debate to the cutting edge of the current conversation.'
Professor J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Princeton Theological Seminary

About the Author

Dr Christopher Southgate is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter.

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Publication date

29th October 2005


Christopher Southgate

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


470 pages


Philosophy of religion
Christian theology
Science: general issues



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