Once in a while, there’s a proliferation of new books about the junction or disjunction of science and religion. Here are seven new ones by people with distinguished scientific credentials but constrained capacities in the philosophy of religion. So we’ve added an eighth which, to us, is the book the modern world needs to heal the rift and move on from imbecilic discussion to getting something important done, like saving life before we annihilate it.Here are the first seven in alphabetical order, which may be the aspect of them that makes the most sense:1. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett, a philosopher and theorist of cognition at Tufts. He champions “brave” researchers, among them himself, who challenge religion.2. Evolution and Christian Faith by Joan Roughgarden, a child of Episcopal missionaries and now an evolutionary biologist at Stanford. She explains her efforts to fit the individual into evolution – a saga complicated by the fact that she is a transgender marvel and differs with conventional evolutionary ideas about sexual ID.3. God’s Universe by Owen Gingerich, an emeritus professor of astronomy at Harvard, who explains why he is “personally persuaded that a superintelligent Creator exists beyond… Read full this story
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