Conjunctive Explanations in Science and Religion: An Introduction

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

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This chapter introduces the central concern of the essays and responses to them that make up this volume. The idea that two (or more) explanations might be better than one is placed in the context of longstanding debates about the relations between science and religion/theology. This draws attention to a key challenge taken up in various ways in the chapters that follow, namely whether and how a theological or religious explanation might offer, in conjunction with a scientific one, a better account of some aspect of reality. The organisation of the book into paired chapters and responses is then set out along with an overview of the arguments made by each contributor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConjunctive Explanations in Science and Religion
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003251101
ISBN (Print)9781032139685
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 28 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Science and Religion Series

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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.


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