Science, Belief and Society

International Perspectives On Religion, Non-Religion and The Public Understanding of Science

Edited by Stephen H Jones, Tom Kaden, and Rebecca Catto

Science, Belief and Society

Edited by Stephen H Jones, Tom Kaden, and Rebecca Catto

Distributed for Bristol University Press

304 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781529206944 Published August 2019 For sale in North and South America only

The relationship between science and belief has been a prominent subject of public debate for many years, reaching into such diverse areas as health, education, immigration, and even core national values. Surprisingly, however, sociological analysis of these subjects remains surprisingly scarce. This wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the ways both religious and non-religious belief systems interact with scientific methods, traditions, and theories. Contributors explore how, for some secularists, the very idea of “science” forms an important part of social identity, and how many contemporary religious movements justify their beliefs by making a claim upon science. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the United States, Science, Belief and Society shows how debates about science and belief are firmly embedded in political conflict, class, community, and culture.
 

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