Conjunctive Explanations in Science and Religion

Diarmid A. Finnegan (Editor), David H. Glass (Editor), Mikael Leidenhag (Editor), David N. Livingstone (Editor)

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This book investigates the nature and relevance of conjunctive explanations in the context of science and religion. It explores questions concerning how scientific and religious explanations for features of the world or phenomena within it relate to each other and whether they might work together in mutually enriching ways. The chapters address topics including the relationship between Darwinian and teleological explanations, non-reductive explanations of mind and consciousness, and explanations of Christian faith and religious experience, while others explore theological and philosophical issues concerning the nature and feasibility of conjunctive explanations. Overall, the contributions help to provide conceptual clarity on how scientific and religious explanations might or might not work together conjunctively as well as exploring how these ideas relate to specific topics in science and religion more generally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages346
ISBN (Electronic)9781003251101
ISBN (Print)9781032139685
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 28 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Science and Religion Series

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Diarmid A. Finnegan, David H. Glass, Mikael Leidenhag and David N. Livingstone; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved.


  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Christian Theology
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Religion & Science
  • Philosophy
  • Humanities
  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Religion in Context


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