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Science, Religion, and the Human Experience

James D. Proctor


Science and religion are two major forces shaping our world: how do they relate to each other? Some people think of science and religion as separate domains, of reason versus faith, facts versus values, or an emphasis on the material versus the spiritual world. Others think of science and religion as overlapping domains, marked either by warfare arising from conflicting claims, or harmony arising from similar claims. Whether separate or overlapping, one important and often neglected similarity is the human face of science and religion: both operate in yet seek to reach beyond specific historic ... More

Keywords: domains, experience, faith, facts, knowledge, meaning, reason, religion, science, value

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195175325
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195175328.001.0001


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James D. Proctor, editor
University of California, Santa Barbara
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