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Published: 01 August 2008

144 Pages | 20 b/w halftones

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199295517

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Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Dixon

Very Short Introductions

  • Unlike most books on the subject, this concise and accessible book presents a fair and balanced account of the arguments on both sides
  • Reveals how the conflict is not just a simple case of theological versus scientific argument, but how it has long been fuelled by complex cultural and political contexts
  • Explains the philosophical arguments, and looks at how they developed through history
  • Includes perspectives from non-Christian religions
  • Examines historical episodes such as the Galileo affair, Charles Darwin's own religious and scientific odyssey, the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' in Tennessee in 1925, and the Dover Area School Board case of 2005
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide