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Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation

by John Haught
New York: Paulist Press, 1995. 225 pages.

Here Haught offers a way of considering key questions that arise when science and theology meet. Origins, reductionism, the meaning of human life, teleology, ecology, and other topics are addressed in a four-stage approach: conflict, contrast, contact, confirmation. The discussion of each is stimulating, and the model lends itself to application to other questions. Langdon Gilkey describes Science and Religion as "Not only readable and easily understandable ... but filled with genuine learning and thorough comprehension of contemporary natural sciences as well as of the major issue between those sciences and present-day religion."