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Religion after Science

Religion after Science
The Cultural Consequences of Religious Immaturity

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society

  • Publication planned for: August 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108499033

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  • In this provocative work, J. L. Schellenberg addresses those who, influenced by science, take a negative view of religion, thinking of it as outmoded if not decadent. He promotes the view that transcendently oriented religion is developmentally immature, showing the consilience of scientific thinking about deep time with his view. From this unique perspective, he responds to a number of influential cultural factors commonly thought to spell ill for religion, showing the changes - changes favorable to religion - that are now called for in how we understand them and their proper impact. Finally, he provides a defense for a new and attractive religious humanism that benefits from, rather than being hindered by, religious immaturity. In Schellenberg's view, religion can and should become a human project as monumental as science.

    • Develops a whole new way of thinking about science and religion
    • Explores exciting aspects of science generally absent from the 'science and religion' debate
    • Written in engaging, lively, accessible prose for a wide audience beyond academia
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    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108499033
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue: the 10,000-year test
    1. Development and the divine
    2. The end is not near
    3. Big ambitions
    4. A poor record
    5. Verdict: immature not doomed
    6. A new path for science and religion
    7. The new agnosticism
    8. Naturalism tamed
    9. Agnostic religion?
    10. The new humanism
    Epilogue: the religion project.

  • Author

    J. L. Schellenberg, Mount St Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J. L. Schellenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia. His work was honored by a special issue of the Cambridge journal Religious Studies in 2013.

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